Collecting Military Compasses

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Military "Bezard style"compass

 

 No: 203668 

This is a nice fluid Bezard copy. The manufacturer is MOM.(Magyar Optikai Művek, Hungarian Optical Works in Budapest) It's capsule casing and lid are made of aluminum. The base is made of bakelite.  It has a fluid damped needle.It was made after 1949. Dial with the typical 6000 mils divisions used in the Warsaw Pact
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This compass is supposed to have been issued to the North-Vietnamese troops during the independance wars (fought first against France, then against the USA) despite the language used for the word DIRECTION (IRÁNY) and the cardinal points. (courtesy  compassmuseum.com)

 

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