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Vietnam Theater Made French Paratrooper Wings
A very interesting set of French airborne paratrooper wings, apparently theater made, in which the wings were fitted with a large safety pin on crimped retainers rather than the standard French system of open lugs through which a suspension bar was inserted. Additionally, the spaces between the shroud lines were carefully painted with a black enamel paint to provide dramatic contrast. The gilt finish to the leaves is a bit worn. The wings were most likely made in Vietnam during the Indochina conflict.
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