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Soviet Navy 1945 Parade Chest Cords

Article about: Hi all, I am not too familiar with Soviet Navy uniforms, so I would like to ask a question about what these cords on the chest of each soldier in the picture are for. Thank you. Cheers, Gord

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    Hi all,

    I am not too familiar with Soviet Navy uniforms, so I would like to ask a question about what these cords on the chest of each soldier in the picture are for. Thank you.

    Soviet Navy 1945 Parade Chest Cords

    Cheers,
    Gordon

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    It's a whistle.

    Soviet Navy 1945 Parade Chest Cords

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    Those are chains from which the bosun's whistle worn by each of these men is suspended. It's a traditional accoutrement seen in many navies the world over.

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