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Street Without Joy - The French Debacle in Indochina

Bernard B. Fall

In this classic account of the French war in Indochina, Bernard B. Fall vividly captures the sights, sounds, and smells of the savage eight-year conflict in the jungles and mountains of Southeast Asia from 1946 to 1954. The French fought well to the last, but even with the lethal advantages of airpower, they could not stave off the Communist-led Vietnamese nationalists, who countered with a hit-and-run campaign of ambushes, booby traps, and nighttime raids. Defeat came at Dien Bien Phu in 1954, setting the stage for American involvement and opening another tragic chapter in Vietnam's history.

In this classic account of the French war in Indochina, Bernard B. Fall vividly captures the sights, sounds, and smells of the savage eight-year conflict in the jungles and mountains of Southeast Asia from 1946 to 1954. The French fought well to the last, but even with the lethal advantages of airpower, they could not stave off the Communist-led Vietnamese nationalists, who countered with a hit-and-run campaign of ambushes, booby traps, and nighttime raids. Defeat came at Dien Bien Phu in 1954, setting the stage for American involvement and opening another tragic chapter in Vietnam's history.
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Genres:

History

Description:

In this classic account of the French war in Indochina, Bernard B. Fall vividly captures the sights, sounds, and smells of the savage eight-year conflict in the jungles and mountains of Southeast Asia from 1946 to 1954. The French fought well to the last, but even with the lethal advantages of airpower, they could not stave off the Communist-led Vietnamese nationalists, who countered with a hit-and-run campaign of ambushes, booby traps, and nighttime raids. Defeat came at Dien Bien Phu in 1954, setting the stage for American involvement and opening another tragic chapter in Vietnam's history.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Derek Perkins

Length:

13h 11m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

35:50


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

22:48


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:01:39


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:21:22


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

18:46


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

33:02


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

30:09


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

47:04


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

26:15


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:18:29


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:38:39


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

39:25


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

39:28


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

30:07


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

57:17


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

30:31


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

00:25