Preface from Professor Janet Hoskins (USC, LA). Table of contents at the following link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tdD3mnUaVPZUNVzTemtFJcqdUpSWBsDi/view
The Independence war of the Vietnamese mobilized several generations to struggle to be free from the French colonizers. Why did France intervene in this country on the other side of the world? What benefits did it get from the established colony and protectorates? What did it bring to the Vietnamese? What was the French Indochina war within this Vietnamese Independence one? Why, finally, did France leave Viet Nam in 1954 after almost a century of presence?
When did the Ideological war between the Vietnamese, nationalists, and communists, really start? How was communism formed in the country? Why did the Americans get involved in this country so far from their borders? How were the nationalists defeated by the communists in 1975 while they had the powerful USA as the main ally?
Nguyen Ngoc Chau, the author, experienced the Independence war through several members of his family on both his father’s and mother’s sides. He lived in the Ideological war directly after he studied in France and returned to Việt Nam to work until the fall of Sài Gòn in 1975.
For him, history has the essential role of transmitting to the new generations the knowledge of the past. He considers that the duty of remembrance towards those who sacrificed themselves for the motherland, for whatever their reasons, should not be forgotten. And he devoted himself to this task with this book after he published the first on his family.
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Vidéo-conférence du 15/11/2020 de MCFV: l’auteur est interrogé par le journaliste Louis Raymond
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