Stein Tønnesson

in Vietnam 1946

Published by University of California Press

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9780520256026
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520944602 | DOI:

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The verdicts leading to the Haiphong massacre were taken by High Commissioner d'Argenlieu between November 11 and 13, 1946, when he attended Dr. Thinh's funeral and learned that the French general election had made the Parti communiste français the biggest party in the National Assembly. In the month of February, the French and Vietnamese adversaries were preparing themselves for a showdown in the north. In the north, there was no longer a Chinese army to enforce the peace. The port city of Haiphong and the capital Hanoi were once again in focus, with a sideshow going on in Langson, a town strategically placed on the most important railroad to China.

Keywords: Haiphong; massacre; French; Vietnamese; north; army; China

Chapter.  20292 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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