SQOT

SQOT a painting by Ollie Smith

2019 - 90 x 90cm, acrylic and spray paint on board.

Taken from the general A-Z Vietnam War Slang dictionary, from top left the idioms are: Short Time (meaning only that you have a short time until departure from active service in Vietnam), Quad Four (the name of a weapon that was made from four fifty calibre machine guns), Over The Fence (would mean that a soldier had step into the territory of Cambodia), Tunnel Rat (this was the name given to soldiers that hunted the NVA whom lived in tunnels throughout South Vietnam during the war).

 

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