Roots of War, The

  • 1983 ----- color ----- 55 min ----- vhs///
  • (Vietnam: A Television History series, Part 1) Presents a short history of the century during which France's domination of Vietnam under the colonial tradition leads to the rise of Ho Chi Minh. In the last days of World War II, the tiny country was the scene of chaos, great-power rivalries and a power vacuum. Ho, flanked by U. S. officers, declared independence in Hanoi, but the British helped the French regain control of Saigon-- effectively dividing the country.
  • Topics: (Political Science, Southeast Asian Studies, War and Peace)