Original Vietnam War North Vietnamese Army Bugle with Attached Pennant Flag - Viet Cong

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Original Items: Only One Available. While it may seem somewhat of an anachronism, bugles and field trumpets are still widely used even today for ceremonial and drill purposes. While the days of the legendary Cavalry Charge are gone, bugles are still commonplace, used by the military around the world.

This is a very nice USGI Bring back NVA / VC brass bugle or field trumpet, with a North Vietnamese pennant flag tied to the bottom with twine. The bugle is in good condition, though it is cracked right through the entire tube about two inches from the mouthpiece receiver. It does not appear to have been of very high quality brass, which explains how easily it was broken. Braze seams can be seen on various areas, so this was made from sheet brass.

Aside from the crack, it looks quite nice. Ready to add to your collection and display!

The Viet Cong also known as the National Liberation Front, was a mass political organization in South Vietnam and Cambodia with its own army – the People's Liberation Armed Forces of South Vietnam (PLAF) – that fought against the United States and South Vietnamese governments during the Vietnam War, eventually emerging on the winning side. It had both guerrilla and regular army units, as well as a network of cadres who organized peasants in the territory it controlled. Many soldiers were recruited in South Vietnam, but others were attached to the People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN), the regular North Vietnamese army. During the war, communists and anti-war activists insisted the Việt Cộng was an insurgency indigenous to the South, while the U.S. and South Vietnamese governments portrayed the group as a tool of Hanoi. Although the terminology distinguishes northerners from the southerners, communist forces were under a single command structure set up in 1958.

North Vietnam established the National Liberation Front on December 20, 1960, to foment insurgency in the South. Many of the Việt Cộng's core members were volunteer "regroupees", southern Việt Minh who had resettled in the North after the Geneva Accord (1954). Hanoi gave the regroupees military training and sent them back to the South along the Ho Chi Minh trail in the early 1960s. The NLF called for southern Vietnamese to "overthrow the camouflaged colonial regime of the American imperialists" and to make "efforts toward the peaceful unification". The PLAF's best-known action was the Tet Offensive, a gigantic assault on more than 100 South Vietnamese urban centers in 1968, including an attack on the U.S. embassy in Saigon. The offensive riveted the attention of the world's media for weeks, but also overextended the Việt Cộng. Later communist offensives were conducted predominantly by the North Vietnamese. The organization was dissolved in 1976 when North and South Vietnam were officially unified under a communist government.

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