The Czech Army Enlistment Pack is a set of clothing and other personal items that was issued to every new soldier in the Czech Army. Based on the dates we have obseserved these enlistment packs were from the era of Czechoslovakia as we have not found any dates on them post 1993. This time period was full of turbulence for any Soviet aligned nation and the fit and finish of each garment is evocative of Soviet ideology.
Czech Army Enlistment Pack
The Army of Czechoslovakia was one of the largest of the Warsaw Pact during the height of the Cold War. With a 200,000+ standing army, there was a constant need for new recruits to ensure a sizable and ready fighting force. With this need for new recruits and Soviet style thinking on the needs for these recruits, the Czech army standardized an enlistment pack that contained the items you see here.
There are six items that form the basis for the Czech Army Enlistment Pack. These items are an undershirt, dress shirt, handkerchief, boxer shorts, and two towels. Once issued these basic essentials new recruits would then be issued additional uniform kit once completing basic training and being assigned to a new unit. The look and feel of each item in these enlistment packs evokes the time of Communist rule over Eastern Europe and should be a welcome reminder of why the Cold War was ultimately won by the West.
- Authentic Communist-era Czech Army Enlistment Pack
- Includes Shirt, Undershirt, Boxers, Handkerchief, and Two Towels
- Six Piece Set - May Contain Additional Items
- Style, Color, and Appearance May Vary From Images