[Amsterdam]: . 12 x 17" poster, printed on red on recto only.
The legend translates roughly as "Johnson is a war criminal according to the jurisdiction of Nuremberg and Tokyo". The poster became one of the most iconic protest posters of the anti-war movement and were banned immediately because of Dutch rules against insulting the head of state of a friendly country. Nevertheless, several photographs of the poster being brandished survived, including an iconic ANP shot of a diver dragging a raft through a canal bearing a board pasted down with two of the posters.
In 1968 there were widespread protests in Amsterdam against Lyndon Johnson and the Vietnam War. The most iconic of the posters stated simply, in bold gothic font, that Johnson was wanted for war crimes according to the jurisdiction of Nuremberg and Tokyo. The poster instantly became one of the most iconic Dutch ant- protest poster of the era, and the phrase was immediately taken up on other posters and leaflets.
Heavily creased and worn, with a central fold line and some short closed tears to margins. Item #26018