The War in the North

The French military stage a coup to seize control of North Vietnam.  In Haipong with naval support take over the port.  The French Army win the battle for control of Hanoi,  The Viet Minh withdraw into countryside and avoid an open battle with the French Army.  The position of the International Communist Movement towards Vietnam.  A biography of the leader of the French Communist Party and strong opponent of the War in Indochina, Maurice Thorez

Maurice Thorez