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Histoire Du Viêt-Nam De 1940 à 1952
Histoire Du Viêt-Nam De 1940 à 1952
By Philippe Devillers
Éditions du Seuil, 1952, 471 pp.

An extensive analysis of relations between France and Viet-Nam since 1940. The author is critical of past French policy, which he regards as the root of the recent troubles, and cites with approval Malraux's remark of 1933 that it was difficult to conceive of a courageous Annamite being anything but a revolutionary.