By Peter Neville
This publication is a examine of the conditions resulting in British intervention in Vietnam in 1945, and the path and outcomes of this intervention.
The first a part of the paintings hyperlinks French colonialism with the local communist insurgency, whereas interpreting British and overseas workplace attitudes in the direction of French Indochina. The research then appears on the key Anglo-American wartime courting touching on Indochina and its impression. the second one half the ebook makes a speciality of the neighborhood difficulties confronted via the British in Southern Indochina, and no matter if commanding common Douglas Gracey was once in charge (as critics have prompt) of collusion with French colonialism. It additionally examines the broader difficulties associated with to be had army assets, and the arguable problems with the position of the OSS and using eastern troops to maintain legislations and order. eventually, the booklet makes a groundbreaking hyperlink among British intervention and the outbreak of the French-Vietminh struggle in 1946.
Britain in Vietnam may be of curiosity to scholars of British international coverage, army historical past and South-East Asian background in general.
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