Vietnam War VietCong Flag - USGI Captured & Named

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Original Vietnam War USGI Captured and Named VietCong Flag.

The Viet Cong (officially National Liberation Front of South Vietnam, Mặt trận Dân tộc Giải phóng miền Nam Việt Nam) was a communist-driven armed movement and united front organization in South Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia during the Vietnam War. Led by the National Liberation Front of South Vietnam, it fought under the direction of North Vietnam against the South Vietnamese and United States governments. The Viet Cong had guerrilla and regular army units, as well as cadres who organized and mobilized peasants in the controlled territory. While some communist fighters and anti-war activists claimed it represented the legitimate rights of the people in South Vietnam, the U.S. and South Vietnamese governments considered it a tool of North Vietnam's influence. The modern Vietnamese communist leadership eventually acknowledged that the movement was under the political and military direction of North Vietnam, with the goal of unifying Vietnam under one banner.

The flag of the VietCong, adopted in 1960, is a variation on the flag of North Vietnam with the addition of the blue (and sometimes green) stripe.

Textbook example made of stitched cotton with the perfect amount of honest wear, including wear and original folds how the veteran kept the flag stored away for many years, all while still exhibiting brilliant colors. During the war it was common to cut out the center of the red and blue cotton field on a flag, and then sew the yellow cotton star onto one side making it possible to be seen from either side. This saved material and labor compared to sewing a star onto both sides.

Measures 44” by 33.5” and as shown in the last pictures it is still folded how the GI who brought it back had it folded for many years!

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