10 US Army Disposable Mag Bags & Propaganda
10 US Army Disposable Mag Bags & Propaganda
10 US Army Disposable Mag Bags & Propaganda
10 US Army Disposable Mag Bags & Propaganda
10 US Army Disposable Mag Bags & Propaganda
10 US Army Disposable Mag Bags & Propaganda
10 US Army Disposable Mag Bags & Propaganda
10 US Army Disposable Mag Bags & Propaganda10 US Army Disposable Mag Bags & Propaganda10 US Army Disposable Mag Bags & Propaganda10 US Army Disposable Mag Bags & Propaganda10 US Army Disposable Mag Bags & Propaganda10 US Army Disposable Mag Bags & Propaganda10 US Army Disposable Mag Bags & Propaganda

10 US Army Disposable Mag Bags & Propaganda

Original 1970 dated M16 magazine protective pouch

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A set of 10 original Vietnam M16 magazine pouches, all in good condition and all dated 1970. The US Army Psy-ops people came up with the idea of using these disposable M-16 mag-bags as a means of delivering propaganda messages. The self-sealing, clear vinyl bags were used to protect M-16 mags in from the effects of the hot, damp climate in Vietnam. When used by the troops they were discarded on the trail. The VC had a reputation for re-cycling US cast-offs so it was deemed likely that they would probably pick up these empty mag-bags too. Therefore, the printing of a propaganda message in the Vietnamese language was considered a easy and cost-effective way of getting through to the enemy. The translation reads: RETURNING CHIEU HOI WILL HELP YOU AGAIN TO SEE YOUR PARENTS AND FAMILY IN A PEACEFUL AND DEMOCRATIC SOUTH VIETNAM.

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Weight 0.15 kg