French Foreign Légionnaire vs Viet Minh Insurgent North

The French Indochina War 1946 54 was the largest of the first generation of post World War II wars of decolonization as Vietminh insurgents sought to topple their French colonial masters It was also unique in that the insurgency evolved from low level guerrilla activity to mobile operations by a large conventional army which finally defeated a large European led expeditionary force supported by artillery armour and airpower The war's progress was almost entirely dictated by the extreme terrain and by the Chinese support enjoyed by the Vietnamese insurgents The actions explored in this study cover three contrasting phases of the war in Tonkin during 1948 52 setting both sides on the path that would lead to the conflict's climactic encounter at Dien Bien Phu in 1954Featuring specially commissioned artwork and drawing upon a range of sources this meticulously researched study casts new light on the troops who fought on both sides in this evolving and momentous conflictThe French Indochina War 1946 54 was the largest of the first generation of post World War II wars of decolonization as Vietminh insurgents sought to topple their French colonial masters It was also unique in that the insurgency evolved from low level guerrilla activity to mobile operations by a large conventional army which finally defeated a large European led expeditionary force supported by artillery armour and airpower The war's progress was almost entirely dictated by the extreme terrain and by the Chinese support enjoyed by the Vietnamese insurgents The actions explored in this study cover three contrasting phases of the war in Tonkin during 1948 52 setting both sides on the path that would lead to the conflict's climactic encounter at Dien Bien Phu in 1954Featuring specially commissioned artwork and drawing upon a range of sources this meticulously researched study casts new light on the troops who fought on both sides in this evolving and momentous conflictThe French Indochina War 1946 54 was the largest of the first generation of post World War II wars of decolonization as Vietminh insurgents sought to topple their French colonial masters It was also unique in that the insurgency evolved from low level guerrilla activity to mobile operations by a large conventional army which finally defeated a large European led expeditionary force supported by artillery armour and airpower The war's progress was almost entirely dictated by the extreme terrain and by the Chinese support enjoyed by the Vietnamese insurgents The actions explored in this study cover three contrasting phases of the war in Tonkin during 1948 52 setting both sides on the path that would lead to the conflict's climactic encounter at Dien Bien Phu in 1954Featuring specially commissioned artwork and drawing upon a range of sources this meticulously researched study casts new light on the troops who fought on both sides in this evolving and momentous conflict


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  1. says:

    Zum Thema Indochinakrieg ist auf französisch sehr viel gute Literatur erhältlich auf English schon weniger Zwar gibt es die Standartwerke von Martin Windrow Bernard Fall etc aber eine Übersicht die sich auf die Soldaten konzentriert gab es so nicht Hier nun haben wir ein OSprey Heftchen dass diesen Überblick bietetWie üblich werden die Durchschnittskämpfer Ausbildung Ausrüstung und Waffen beschrieben dazu einige markante Schlachten hier mal nicht Dien Bien Phu sondern Na San etcWer sich dafür interessiert und auch schon andere Bücher zum Thema hat kann hier zugreifen Viele interessante Infos die woanders auch zu finden sind hier aber gut komprimiert