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Purvis's Wars By William Russell
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Purvis's War is the story of a U.S. Army combat correspondent who returns home and is assigned to a desk job which he hates. Bored, he volunteers to cover the fighting in French Indochina but is... More > turned down by the U.S. military. Taking annual leave, he arrives in Indochina posing as a reporter only to find himself in trouble with certain "mysterious" sources.< Less
Purvis's Wars By William Russell
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Purvis's War is the story of a U.S. Army combat correspondent who returns home and is assigned to a desk job which he hates. Bored, he volunteers to cover the fighting in French Indochina but is... More > turned down by the U.S. military. Taking annual leave, he arrives in Indochina posing as a reporter only to find himself in trouble with certain "mysterious" sources.< Less
"With Honor and Fidelity": Life and Career of Colonel Nicolas Tokhadze of the French Foreign Legion By Alexander Mikaberidze
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Biography of Colonel Nicolas Tokhadze of the French Foreign Legion. Born and raised in Georgia, Tokhadze immigrated to France after the Bolshevik occupation of Georgia in 1921. Enrolling in the... More > Foreign Legion, he served with distinction in Morocco between 1925 and 1939. During the World War II, he was sent to the 5th Foreign Regiment of the French Foreign Legion in Indochina, where he distinguished himself during the fighting the Japanese in 1945, when the legionnaires conducted an epic retreat of some 1000 km from the Tonkin region to China. Rising to the rank of colonel and garnering the much coveted Legion d'Honneur, Tokhadze was the highest ranked Georgian officer in the French army.< Less
Letters to a Teacher: Six Years in the Vietminh War Zone 4 By Trần thị Thương-Thương
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In this series of letters, the author details her experience during six years in northern Vietnam right after World War II. As a wife, young mother and newly-trained teacher, she witnessed both the... More > turmoil of the first implementation of Communist policies in Vietnam and the terror of the last phase of the French Indochina War -- a story rarely told.< Less
Letters to a Teacher: Six Years in the Vietminh War Zone 4 By Tran thi Thuong-Thuong
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In this series of letters, the author details her experience during six years in northern Vietnam right after World War II. As a wife, young mother and newly-trained teacher, she witnessed both the... More > turmoil of the first implementation of Communist policies in Vietnam and the terror of the last phase of the French Indochina War -- a story rarely told.< Less
A Soldier of the Legion By George Manington
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In Paris, 1890, an Englishman named George Manington signed up to join the French Foreign Legion. French Indochina was his destination, to help quell the rebels against colonial rule that had emerged... More > after the Sino-French War. The Yên Thế Insurrection had been continuing for twenty-two years in this area before Manington arrived, and he entered into the midst of this of this vicious war. Manington’s work A Soldier of the Legion is a fascinating account of life in one of the most famous regiments in history.< Less
A Soldier of the Legion By George Manington
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In Paris, 1890, an Englishman named George Manington signed up to join the French Foreign Legion. French Indochina was his destination, to help quell the rebels against colonial rule that had... More > emerged after the Sino-French War. The Yên Thế Insurrection had been continuing for twenty-two years in this area before Manington arrived, and he entered into the midst of this of this vicious war. Manington’s work A Soldier of the Legion is a fascinating account of life in one of the most famous regiments in history.< Less
Combat Boots By William Russell
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A collection of short stories focusing on the cold war period between WWII and the Korean War of 1950-53, to French Indochina and the heroic but doomed battle at Dien Bien Phu and the Americans who... More > flew "covert" operations there, and finally to America's "other conflict" of the 60'and 70's called the DMZ War.< Less
Uprooted - A Vietnamese Family's Journey, 1935-1975 By David Lucas
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The ancient Vietnamese life in which Tung was raised is being torn apart. It is not enough to work hard and grow rice any more. Now every farmer in Mai Dong has to pick a side. The French or the... More > Communists. “They are going to murder your father.” Intelligence, humility and graft made Que an honorable figure in Mai Dong village. While his values ensured the family's survival through famine and flood, they will not protect him against the Communists, who need class-enemy victims for their land reform campaign. Tung becomes protector and provider for the family, who struggle to stay together as World War Two, the French Indochinese War and the American War tear his country apart over forty years. Based on a true story, Uprooted is an uplifting saga that spans three generations of a Vietnamese family's journey through fire and water. See uprootedthenovel.com for more details< Less
Uprooted - A Vietnamese Family's Journey, 1935-1975 By David Lucas
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The ancient Vietnamese life in which Tung was raised is being torn apart. It is not enough to work hard and grow rice anymore. Now every farmer in Mai Dong has to pick a side: The French or the... More > Communists. "They are going to murder your father." Intelligence, humility and graft made Tung's father Que an honorable figure in Mai Dong. His values ensured the family's survival through famine and flood. They will not protect him against the Communists, who need class-enemy victims for their land reform campaign. Tung becomes protector and provider for the family, who struggle to stick together as World War Two, the French Indochinese War, and the American War tear his country apart over forty years. Based on a true story, Uprooted is an uplifting saga of a Vietnamese family's journey through fire and water.< Less