The French Indochina War 1946–54

The French Indochina War 1946–54 cover

The French Indochina War 1946–54

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The states of Indochina had been French colonies or protectorates since the 19th century. However, in March 1945 the Japanese interned all French troops and officials, and turned over all civil government to local authorities. The power vacuum caused by the Japanese surrender allowed the Viet Minh, a strong revolutionary organisation, to be established throughout Vietnam. When the French returned to the north, incidents between French and VM troops were inevitable, negotiations collapsed and the French opted for a military solution. This book examines the history of the conflict and the forces of both sides.

Table of Contents

French Indochina 1945-46 · The Battlefield · The Strategic Balance · French Union Forces · Main French Combat Units · The Viet Minh · Tactical Effectiveness · Chronology of Major Operations · The Plates

Product details

Published 15 Nov 1998
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781855327894
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 322
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Mike Chappell

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