NVA Flagbearer

Price: $53.00


King & Country

During the TET Offensive of 1968 many North Vietnamese Army regular units found themselves fighting alongside their Viet Cong comrades as they tried, in vain, to wrest the country from their South Vietnamese and American opponents.
This new version of one of the most popular figures has an NVA regular running forward clutching a Viet Cong banner.
As can be seen the flag of the Viet Cong, adopted in 1960, is a variation of the North Vietnamese one – the flag itself is divided into two equal halves… Red Above, Blue below with a 5-pointed star in the centre which symbolized the five classes of society; entrepreneurs, farmers, workers, intellectuals and soldiers.
Often these simple flags would also have some Vietnamese writing on them honouring a particular battle such as the Siege of Khe Sanh or the TET Offensive itself.