His 6 - War through 1951

His 6 - War through 1951 - War Through 1951 1946-1954...

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War Through 1951 23/01/2008 10:07:00 1946-1954 – Vietnam and French fight Vietminh Domestic support Preached social revolution Solid rural base, pro-French groups were isolated in the country side Military o Better intelligence than French Vast spy network of Vietnamese workers working on French  military bases o Excellent logistics despite lack of airport, little transport capabilities o Stronger commitment from communists fighters o Too few French troops, so recruited non-communist Vietnamese.  These troops had little identification to the cause, were of little value to  the French army. o Vietminh troops extremely motivated o French commander: “It’s certain that the great force of the Vietnamese  lies in their conviction.” o Communist China began support with artillery, anti-aircraft guns,  advanced automatic weapons o French tended to underestimate the enemy, exaggerated the 
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