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Though UK governments rejected US requests to send troops to Vietnam, Britain did not stay out of the war, says Marc Tiley.

The connexions of the French with Vietnam began in the eighteenth century; D.R. Watson describes how their legacy was passed to the United States in 1954.

Patrick Turnbull writes that the Battle of Dien Bien Phu, which opened on March 3rd, 1954, and continued until early May, marked the end not only of French, but of European hegemony in Asia.

The last Vietnamese emperor was born on October 22nd, 1913.

K.G. Tregonning traces the path of Mongol conquest to a lesser studied destination - the ancient kingdoms of the Indo-Chinese and Malayan peninsulas.

Richard Cavendish remembers the attempted coup against the president of South Vietnam, Ngo Dinh Diem, in 1960.

Vietnamese troops faced little resistance when they entered Cambodia's capital on January 7th, 1979.

Viv Sanders takes issue with some all too common assumptions.

Kendrick Oliver revisits the scene of a massacre that became a watershed in public perceptions of the Vietnam war.

Jessica Harrison-Hall introduces the upcoming exhibition of Vietnamese art at the British Museum.

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