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Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. Covering, French Indo China, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, etc.

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Old 03-15-2018, 08:09 PM   #16
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Nice tunic. Unusual.
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Old 03-15-2018, 10:11 PM   #17
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Fantastic displays 603!
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Old 03-15-2018, 10:57 PM   #18
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Fantastic displays 603!
Thank you very much!!
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Old 03-16-2018, 05:01 AM   #19
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Tunic is actually pretty standard...I’m guessing the apparent
lack of chest pockets makes it look unusual... but the
shirt is a large size and the pockets are there but covered by
the AK pouch....sleeves are long and pleated, back has yoke and
pleats...4 or 5 button front ...classic cut style...
Hopefully I can get a full mannequin set up in next few weeks
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Old 03-16-2018, 09:09 AM   #20
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superb set ups!
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Old 03-16-2018, 04:31 PM   #21
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Here's some of my Vietnam items. The sea bag, wall hanging, and all the gear on the mannequin were items my dad smuggled home from his tour of Vietnam in 1968 with the 7th Marines. The helmet in the back was also his but the two helmets in the front weren't. They are two examples of graffitied helmets from both the marines and army.
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Old 03-16-2018, 04:32 PM   #22
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Here's some more pictures of the mannequin in general as well as my dad's gear.
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Old 03-16-2018, 04:37 PM   #23
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Finally my humble VC capture collection. Both berthiers were captured roughly around the same time (somewhere between 1967 and 1968 according to the two marines I purchased them from that brought them back) and the canteen was given to me by an Army vet who captured it in 1970. The flag was my dad's and he captured it at some point in 1967 (he's not sure the exact date but he's sure it happened during Operation Union 2).
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Old 03-16-2018, 11:26 PM   #24
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Tunic is actually pretty standard...I’m guessing the apparent
lack of chest pockets makes it look unusual... but the
shirt is a large size and the pockets are there but covered by
the AK pouch....sleeves are long and pleated, back has yoke and
pleats...4 or 5 button front ...classic cut style...
Hopefully I can get a full mannequin set up in next few weeks
What makes yours unusual to me is the epaulets. The only wartime NVA regular uniforms that I have seen that had epaulets is the four pocket lightweight officer’s tunic.
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Old 03-16-2018, 11:38 PM   #25
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Finally my humble VC capture collection. Both berthiers were captured roughly around the same time (somewhere between 1967 and 1968 according to the two marines I purchased them from that brought them back) and the canteen was given to me by an Army vet who captured it in 1970. The flag was my dad's and he captured it at some point in 1967 (he's not sure the exact date but he's sure it happened during Operation Union 2).
Thanks for sharing your father's as well as the other bringbacks. The Berthier's are not real common to find - were you able to get any documentation at all with them?
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Thanks for sharing your father's as well as the other bringbacks. The Berthier's are not real common to find - were you able to get any documentation at all with them?
Sadly no documentation as both marines had either lost or threw away any paperwork that had been with each berthier. While the top one is a more common 5 shot carbine that would be hard to resell as a Vietnam bring back the bottom one is a model known as an Indochinois short rifle that was made for French Indochinese troops post WW1 and they were used primarily in French Indochina with a very small batch going to Africa. Fortunately I don't have a lot of money invested in them ($60 in the top one and $50 in the bottom one) so I could still make a profit if I chose to resell them even without paperwork but at this time it doesn't seem likely that I'll part with them.
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Old 03-17-2018, 11:02 AM   #27
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Nice officer setup! I have an EM tan set with same buttons.
I agree the majority rank and file of NVA regulars did not have
boards on the shirts ...however there are a number of photos
of wartime regulars with boards on their shirts. Of course the boards were
much more prevalent on Main Force uniforms...lots and lots of pics
of those soldiers with boards. I can post photos if any interest of
NVA regulars with boards ...on another thread...lol
Here is a Main Force set up with local made shirt.
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Old 03-17-2018, 12:05 PM   #28
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What makes yours unusual to me is the epaulets. The only wartime NVA regular uniforms that I have seen that had epaulets is the four pocket lightweight officer’s tunic.
love the pith helmet on this one!!
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Old 03-26-2018, 06:07 PM   #29
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Here’s my Vietnamese displays. Not as nice as some of these others that are posted, but I guess we all start somewhere.
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Old 03-26-2018, 08:20 PM   #30
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Really cool nva/vc itmes posted here!
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