A history of Vietnam from the outbreak of the Second World War to 1975, in the HODDER 20TH CENTURY HISTORY series. The Vietnamese struggle against the Japanese and then the French, and the eventual involvement of the US, culminating in the Vietnam war, is covered, as well as attitudes towards the situation at home, in America.
This work charts the history of Vietnam from the outbreak of World War II through to the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. The author examines the Vietnamese struggle against the Japanese during World War II and subsequently against the French. Particular coverage is given to how the American involvement in Vietnam culminated in the Vietnam War. It also focuses on the War from the perspective of the North Vietnamese population, both in terms of combat and the devastating consequences of battle. The narrative tackles the major issues surrounding this turbulent period of Vietnam's history. What was it like for Americans to fight in Vietnam? How was the War opposed in the US? Why did the States lose the War? As well as providing a range of pictorial and written source material, this work includes extended writing activities and structured exercises which encourage the examination of different historical interpretations.
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Vietnam during the Second World War; the war against the French; AMerican involvement in the 1950s; American support for South Vietnam, 1961-64; the overthrow of Diem; the Gulf of Tonkin; tactics and attitudes; North Vietnam at war; the Tet offensive, 1968; the Tet offensive and the Media; the soldier's war; from Khe Sanh to My Lai; opposition to the war in the United States; Vietnamization and "peace"; Vietnam united; the Cold War and beyond; the war in Vietnam - looking back.
Vietnam, 1939-75 by Neil DeMarco
Hodder 20th Century History
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