Today’s Vintage Chess Humor
The Fabulous Sixties
Yet another item from ChessReview magazine from the mid-1960s. In those days the anti-Vietnam War movement amongst American university students was a power to be reckon with. The most iconic slogan was ‘Make Love Not War’…evidently Peter and Palora have had a falling out and the slogan has been subtly changed! The local chess club no doubt was pleased!
Associated Press photographer Nick Ut photographed terrified children running from the site of a Vietnam napalm attack in 1972. A South Vietnamese plane accidentally dropped napalm on its own troops and civilians. Nine-year-old Kim Phuc, center, ripped off her burning clothes while she ran. The image communicated the horrors of the war and contributed to growing U.S. anti-war sentiment. After taking the photograph, Ut took the children to a Saigon hospital.