1950s Cambodian soldier

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1950s Cambodian soldier

Post  Sean on Sat 03 Jan 2009, 5:49 pm

The caption states from 1950 but may be later.
Certainly a heavy US influence already.
Possibly British gaiters worn with jungle boots.
Again from Getty Images

http://i72.servimg.com/u/f72/12/22/09/10/50camb10.jpg
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Re: 1950s Cambodian soldier

Post  Animal on Sat 10 Jan 2009, 11:05 am

No doubt the uniform and equipment he's wearing were items we'd given the French in WWII and were left behind by them when they pulled out of Indochina after the 1954 Geneva Agreement.

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Re: 1950s Cambodian soldier

Post  ChrisF202 on Sun 11 Jan 2009, 5:17 am

That also looks like a Thompson SMG that he is carrying.

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Re: 1950s Cambodian soldier

Post  Sean on Mon 12 Jan 2009, 4:04 am

Certainly is... and I think the guys in the background have a Garand rifle and a 1911 Colt pistol

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Re: 1950s Cambodian soldier

Post  Animal on Fri 23 Jan 2009, 3:12 pm

British KD uniform with 1937 web ankets, US M1 helmet.

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