Korean War Chinese Plastic Signal Horn

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Original Korean War Chinese Plastic Signal Horn.

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During the War, the People's Liberation Army implemented an effective strategy known as the Chinese short attack. This approach, often mischaracterized as human wave attacks, involved a combination of infiltration and shock tactics. Under the cover of darkness, Chinese assault teams would creep to within grenade range unnoticed and then launch surprise attacks, causing maximum chaos and confusion. These short attacks were led by a loud and unsettling array of bugles, whistles, drums, and cymbals. If one team failed to breach the enemy's defenses, more teams would continue to attack until a breakthrough was achieved. This allowed the main Chinese forces to then attack the enemy from behind. Concealed within the terrain, Chinese assaults were precisely timed to minimize losses and often persisted until breaching the defenses or depleting the attacker's ammo, regardless of the probability of victory or human sacrifice. In an army without modern communications this was a primary communication device. These small horns were also used by the Viet Minh and Viet Cong.

Measures approximately 6” in length.

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