First Vietnam War, The (1946-1954)

  • 1983 ----- color ----- 56 min ----- vhs///
  • (Vietnam: A Television History series, Part 2) The Viet Minh led by Ho tried to oust the French from the rest of the peninsula. The U.S. viewed this campaign together with the "loss of China" and the Korean War as part of the Cold War. They escalated aid to the French, while growing increasingly impatient with them. The French influence ended with their defeat at Dien Bien Phu and the 1954 Geneva Conference which resulted in a ceasefire and the temporary division of the country.
  • Topics: (History: American, Southeast Asian Studies, War and Peace)