Vietnam

Deporting Ho Chi Minh

When, in 1931, the Vietnamese revolutionary Nguyen Ai Quoc was discovered to be hiding in Hong Kong, the French authorities requested the British extradite him to Indochina where a death sentence awaited. 

The Nuclear Taboo

The need to preserve alliances was a compelling reason not to use nuclear weapons in Vietnam.

The Vietnam War: A History in Song

The ‘First Television War’ was also documented in over 5,000 songs. From protest to patriotism, popular music reveals the complexity of America’s two-decade long experience struggling against communism in Vietnam.

The Tide Turns in Vietnam: The Tet Offensive

Growing impatient with the slow chug of a stagnant war, in 1968 the North Vietnamese authorities planned a major offensive. The Tet Offensive did not deliver the anticipated fatal blow, but it did help turn the tide of the Vietnam War.

Vietnam Before The War

Vietnamese national identity has been forged in opposition to foreign invaders. But while a united Vietnam is a recent development, the country has long been coloniser as well as colonised.

The French and Indo-China

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.