The East is Red

 

   Armbands & Flags  

During the Cultural Revolution in China a group of people became known as the Red Guards.  Their mission was to ensure that the population were good communists and followers of the Party.  This group became feared because they acted as judge and jury and developed their own style of justice.  They were identified mainly from the red armbands they wore.

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Retired Revolutionary Soldiers

This is a reminder of the esteem felt by the country to the soldiers of the Communist Revolution. Although retired, the Retired Revolutionary Soldiers of Nanchang, belonging to the August 1st Fighting Corps, were given this patch that they might have affixed to their arm or to a special uniform. To further insure that these were seen as authentic, there has been a red seal applied to the back of the piece.

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