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Comprehension
8a The figure on the right is North Vietnam chief negotiator, Le Duc Tho. Who is the figure on the left?

Analysis and Interpretation
8b Why has the cartoonist used the phrase 'Peace With Honour'?
8c What is he saying about Nixon and US desire to get out of Vietnam by 1973?

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Look at your answers to the questions on source 8.
What does Source 8 suggest about why the USA found it hard to get out of Vietnam?
Does it provide evidence of military, political or both types of factors?
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British cartoon commenting on US President Nixon's Vietnam policies, 1973 (British Cartoon Archive)

British cartoon commenting on US President Nixon's Vietnam policies, 1973(CAPTION: "All right forget the honour - what about the peace!" )