Pith helmet (North Viet Nam). A lightweight cloth-covered helmet made of cork or pith was popular with military in Europe's tropical colonies since 1870. During the Anglo-Zulu War, British troops dyed their white pith helmets with tea, mud, or other makeshift means of camouflage. White (sometimes light blue) sun helmets of plastic material are still worn by some U.S. Postal Service mail carriers.
Vietname War - An Vulcan fires into the brush to flush out enemy troops along Highway 13 in Vietnam. The Vulcan was a modified Armored Personnel Carrier with an Vulcan Air Defense System turret. Photo taken: January 1969
History is filled with accounts on wars and battles. From the history that we have read, it is obvious that great wars spanned over many years and took countless lives while affecting other billions of people.
Supporting Image 2 The Sino-Vietnamese War was short war between China and Vietnam over border control. Jian was a soldier during the time of the war but never went on the front lines. I chose this photo to help put Jian's artwork into context.