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The road to war : France and Vietnam, 1944-1947

Author: Martin Shipway
Publisher: Providence : Berghahn Books, 1996.
Series: Contemporary France (Providence, R.I.), v. 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How did France become embroiled in Vietnam, in the first of long wars of decolonisation? And why did the French colonial administration, in late 1946, having negotiated with Ho Chi Minh for a year, adopt a warlike stance towards Ho's regime that ran counter to the liberal colonial doctrine of liberated France?
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Shipway, Martin.
Road to war.
Providence : Berghahn Books, 1996
(OCoLC)606079773
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Shipway
ISBN: 1571818944 9781571818942
OCLC Number: 34958705
Description: xii, 306 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
Contents: Map of Indochina, 1945 --
1. The Brazzaville Conference and Its Origins, 1940-1944: Policy Formulation and Myth Making on the Congo --
2. The Republic Strikes Back, 1944-1945: Brazzaville Policy and the Metropolitan Critique --
3. 'We Are in the Midst of Colonial Crisis': The Response to International and Colonial Change --
4. The Domestic Parameters of Colonial Policy Making After the Liberation, 1944-1946 --
5. Calculating the Stakes: Brazzaville Policy and the 'Return' to Indochina, December 1943-September 1945 --
6. The Primacy of Action: From the 'Return' to Saigon, October 1945, to the Signing of the Accords of 6 March 1946 --
7. Who Rules: Paris or Saigon? The Dalat Conference and the Cochinchina Policy, March-June 1946 --
8. 'A Round of the Battle We Are Fighting': The Fontainebleau Conference, June-September 1946 --
9. The Narrowing of French Policy Options, Autumn 1946: The Accords Policy Abandoned? --
10. 'The Tonkin Vespers', December 1946: Burying the Accords Policy.
Series Title: Contemporary France (Providence, R.I.), v. 2.
Responsibility: Martin Shipway.
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Shipway (French, U. of London) draws on archival sources, most unavailable to English monoglots, to recount and assess the French policy that emerged from the 1944 Brazzaville Conference and the  Read more...

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