Events for Friday 13th January 2012
On This Day in History
First Indochina War: The Battle of Vinh Yen begins13th January 1951
The Battle of Vinh Yen was a major engagement in the First Indochina War between the French Union and the Viet Minh. The French Union forces inflicted a decisive defeat on the Viet Minh forces. The victory marked a turn in the tide of the war, which was previously characterized by a number of Viet Minh victories.
Further ReadingStreet Without Joy
(Paperback - 416 pages)
by Bernard Fall
Originally published in 1961, before the United States escalated its involvement in South Vietnam, Street Without Joy offered a clear warning about what American forces would face in the jungles of Southeast Asia; a costly and protracted revolutionary war fought without fronts against a mobile enemy. In harrowing detail, Fall… Read more...Only £14.99 at Pen & Sword Books.