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The first Vietnam War

Christopher Goscha explores the conflict between the French empire and Ho Chi Minh’s Vietnamese army that followed

Published: July 20, 2022 at 11:43 am
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WW2 historian Christopher Goscha explores the decade-long conflict between the French empire and Ho Chi Minh’s communist Vietnamese forces that followed the Second World War. Speaking to Rob Attar, he argues that the Vietnamese triumph was unlike any other anti-colonial struggle of the era.


Christopher Goscha is the author of The Road to Dien Bien Phu: A History of the First War for Vietnam (Princeton University Press, 2022)



Rob AttarEditor, BBC History Magazine

Rob Attar is editor of BBC History Magazine and also works across the HistoryExtra podcast and website, as well as hosting several BBC History Magazine events.


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