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#1 RANDALL 1953

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 02:57 PM

Just received my copy of Jaunty Tilt A Presentation Of Berets Worn During The Vietnam War by Jeff Ashenfelter. Softcover, spiral bound with 85 pages All photos of berets are in color except those that show the soldiers wearing them. Here is the table of contents:

Vietnamese Tailor Labels
ARVN Army Berets/Flashes
The Cao-Dai
Vietnamese Airborne
Vietnamese Ranger berets
Vietnamese Armored forces
Vietnamese Junk Forces/LDNN
Vietnamese Marines
The Thu-Duc Infantry School/Acadamy
Police Forces
LLDB/RF/PRU
South Vietnamese Miscellaneous
Camouflage Berets
U.S Naval/Riverine Units
U.S. Miscellaneous
Reproductions and Fakes

Jeff said it took him about 10 years worth of work on this book and it shows! If you are interested in a copy you can contact Jeff at [email protected] A must for the VN headgear collector.Attached File  image.php.jpg   63.49K   168 downloads

#2 Patrick.

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 01:21 PM

Agreed,

if you have any interest in the headgear of the period, Jeffs book is a must buy publication.



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Posted 22 March 2009 - 11:43 AM

I want to add my recommendation for Jeff's book.

It is an excellent example of the current generation of self published reference books.

The photos, while I wish they were larger, are quite sharp. They give a good view of what the authentic badges should look like, as well as the largest selection of authentic labels I have ever seen.

He's also done a very nice job of presenting the fakes and reproductions that are currently on the market and how to spot them.

If you are going to collect berets from the Vietnam War, you need this book.

Attached are a couple photos to give you the flavor of the book.

Jeff is a member of this forum and uses his name as his ID on here. You can order books directly from him. It is also available from ASMIC-PUBS on eBay.

eBay Item: 330316464508

http://cgi.ebay.com/...ger...:1|294:50

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 11:44 AM

and a couple more... you just cannot find this information anywhere else!

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 01:20 PM

and a couple more... you just cannot find this information anywhere else!


Jeeze, the people waring them look like mere children

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Posted 07 February 2020 - 08:16 PM


Jeeze, the people waring them look like mere children


We were soldiers once, and young


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