First Indochina War war movies
First Indochina War war movies

First Indochina War (1946-1954)

The Vietnamese war for independence from French colonial influences started in 1946 with the import duty dispute between the Viet Minh government and the French. The Viet Minh tried to take over the port in Haiphong, but French forces managed to repel them with help of their naval forces. Few thousands of civilians killed during the bombardment started the basis for national movement of independence. Unable to match the military power of French the Ho Chi Minh forces undertook the guerilla warfare tactics and moved into the dense jungles. For next 2 years French army tried mission deep into the hostile territory, but their efforts were more or less wild-goose chase with enemy disappearing wh...
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Major battles of First Indochina War

Battle of Dien Bien Phu 13 March 1954

Battle that was effect of French strategy to establish fortified bases close to the routes that Viet Minh forces were using to resupply their units. French used it before on smaller scale near Na San, where base supplied only using air transports was able to withhold their position and cause a lot of casualties to attacking Viet Minh forces. In Dien Bien Phu, that was on a major supply route to...







War movies about First Indochina War

We Were Soldiers 2002 war movie

We Were Soldiers (2002)

First majob battle of American forces in Vietnam seen from battlefield and the families back home.