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    Captured Cuban Officer's Uniform from Grenada

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    Post by nkomo Wed May 09, 2012 2:23 am

    Cuban Officer's uniform captured on Grenada. It may look Soviet in design, but this is Cuban manufactured. Notice the short sleeves.

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    Post by Usall Wed May 09, 2012 11:52 am

    Nice ! Wink
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    Post by sh4pak Wed May 09, 2012 12:52 pm

    Is it possible that the Soviets stole the design from Cuba? Really, looking at the shirt, it looks like a militarized version of the traditional... Cuban shirt. You know, the kind that barbers and guys in tropical nightclubs wear (I happen to think that they're pretty snazzy, but then again-- I really like bush jackets-- I have some weird Jet-Set holdovers from childhood).
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    Post by saltefanden Wed May 09, 2012 1:35 pm

    I saw a book on 'worldwide' Soviet uniforms, how Moscow stationed their military advisors on Cuba in the 1960's with the most embarrasing school boy/ boy scout attire, with real short shorts, shortsleeve shirts not unlike yours, and a painfully cute little sunhat. Must try and find that photo, in the meantime; kudos to you on a fine a special uniform!
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    Post by nkomo Wed May 09, 2012 2:28 pm

    sh4pak wrote:Is it possible that the Soviets stole the design from Cuba? Really, looking at the shirt, it looks like a militarized version of the traditional... Cuban shirt. You know, the kind that barbers and guys in tropical nightclubs wear (I happen to think that they're pretty snazzy, but then again-- I really like bush jackets-- I have some weird Jet-Set holdovers from childhood).

    Like saltefanden said, the Soviets were the first to come up with the summer officer uniform. However, this type guayabera is probably a totally Cuban thing. Very Happy


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    Post by nkomo Wed May 09, 2012 2:28 pm

    saltefanden wrote:I saw a book on 'worldwide' Soviet uniforms, how Moscow stationed their military advisors on Cuba in the 1960's with the most embarrasing school boy/ boy scout attire, with real short shorts, shortsleeve shirts not unlike yours, and a painfully cute little sunhat. Must try and find that photo, in the meantime; kudos to you on a fine a special uniform!
    Please post the picture when you find it. I'd love to see it. Very Happy


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    Post by nkomo Wed May 09, 2012 2:29 pm

    Usall wrote:Nice ! Wink
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