French parachutists for the French Union in retreat from Tu Lé towards the Black River. Exhausted after several days marching without sleep and pursued by a Viet Minh division, they sleep of the ground on a footpath. Indochina, 20-23 October 1952 © ECPAD / Paul Corcuff, pin by Paolo Marzioli

French parachutists for the French Union in retreat from Tu Lé towards the Black River. Exhausted after several days marching without sleep and pursued by a Viet Minh division, they sleep of the ground on a footpath. Indochina, 20-23 October 1952 © ECPAD / Paul Corcuff, pin by Paolo Marzioli

Post WWII-This colonial war between the French Union's Expeditionary Corps and Hồ Chí Minh's Việt Minh guerrillas turned into a Cold War crisis in January 1950. The communist Việt Minh received support from the newly proclaimed People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union, while France and the newly created Vietnamese National Army received support from the United States.

Post WWII-This colonial war between the French Union's Expeditionary Corps and Hồ Chí Minh's Việt Minh guerrillas turned into a Cold War crisis in January 1950. The communist Việt Minh received support from the newly proclaimed People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union, while France and the newly created Vietnamese National Army received support from the United States.

Viet Minh - Wikipedia    "Việt Minh (Vietnamese: [vìəˀt mɨn] ( listen); abbreviated from Việt Nam Độc Lập Đồng Minh Hội, English “League for the Independence of Vietnam”) was a national independence coalition formed at Pác Bó on May 19, 1941. "

Viet Minh - Wikipedia "Việt Minh (Vietnamese: [vìəˀt mɨn] ( listen); abbreviated from Việt Nam Độc Lập Đồng Minh Hội, English “League for the Independence of Vietnam”) was a national independence coalition formed at Pác Bó on May 19, 1941. "

French soldiers take a bit of rest after having lead a counter attack, 02 April 1954. Few weeks later the entranched basin of Dien Bien Phu will fall to the Viet Minh 08 May 1954 after a bloody 55-day siege. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

French soldiers take a bit of rest after having lead a counter attack, 02 April 1954. Few weeks later the entranched basin of Dien Bien Phu will fall to the Viet Minh 08 May 1954 after a bloody 55-day siege. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

1. 1945-1946 40 Indian and British soldiers killed. TheWar in Vietnam, codenamed Operation Masterdom by the British, and also known as Nam Bộ kháng chiến (English: Southern Resistance War) by the Vietnamese, was a post–World War II armed conflict involving a largely British-Indian and French task force and Japanese troops from the Southern Expeditionary Army Group, versus the Vietnamese communist movement, the Viet Minh, for control of the country, after the unconditional Japanese surrender.

1. 1945-1946 40 Indian and British soldiers killed. TheWar in Vietnam, codenamed Operation Masterdom by the British, and also known as Nam Bộ kháng chiến (English: Southern Resistance War) by the Vietnamese, was a post–World War II armed conflict involving a largely British-Indian and French task force and Japanese troops from the Southern Expeditionary Army Group, versus the Vietnamese communist movement, the Viet Minh, for control of the country, after the unconditional Japanese surrender.

North Viet-Nam, 1949 Viet Minh. Hồ Chí Minh  [1890-1969], born Nguyễn Sinh Côn or Nguyễn Sinh Cung, also known as Nguyễn Tất Thành and Nguyễn Ái Quốc, was a Vietnamese Communist revolutionary leader who was prime minister (1945–55) and president (1945–69) of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam). He was a key figure in the foundation of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam in 1945, as well as the People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) and the Việt Cộng (NLF or VC) during the Vietnam War.

North Viet-Nam, 1949 Viet Minh. Hồ Chí Minh [1890-1969], born Nguyễn Sinh Côn or Nguyễn Sinh Cung, also known as Nguyễn Tất Thành and Nguyễn Ái Quốc, was a Vietnamese Communist revolutionary leader who was prime minister (1945–55) and president (1945–69) of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam). He was a key figure in the foundation of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam in 1945, as well as the People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) and the Việt Cộng (NLF or VC) during the Vietnam War.

Vietnam soldiers under the command of a French corporal wade through a swollen creek in the area of the 'military capital' of the Viet Minh, Thai Nguyen. October 1950 - pin by Paolo Marzioli

Vietnam soldiers under the command of a French corporal wade through a swollen creek in the area of the 'military capital' of the Viet Minh, Thai Nguyen. October 1950 - pin by Paolo Marzioli

Brilliant Vietnamese General Dies at 102 - General Vo Nguyen Giap of Vietnam defeated two great powers.

Brilliant Vietnamese General Dies at 102 - General Vo Nguyen Giap of Vietnam defeated two great powers.

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