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A good book covering France's return to Indo-China and the start of the Vietnam war
on February 9, 2016
An interesting and readable insight into the beginnings of the war in Vietnam, albeit, from a French perspective based on Fall's dispatches as a war correspondent. It covers the war from its commencement until after the fall of Dien Bien Phu, which is only briefly touched on. Fall tells his tale more from the perspective of the French troops who fought it than from the over riding political arena in which is was fought and from which he appears to be divorced.
I found the proof reading did disservice to an otherwise informative book.