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A War of LogisticsParachutes and Porters in Indochina, 1945-1954$
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Charles R. Shrader

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780813165752

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813165752.001.0001

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The Shape of Battles to Come

The Shape of Battles to Come

(p.183) 9 The Shape of Battles to Come
A War of Logistics

Charles R. Shrader

University Press of Kentucky

In Chapter 9, the author describes the first logistical campaign of the First Indochina War, which encompassed the struggles of both the French and the Viet Minh to build the combat and support forces needed to carry out their respective strategies. The operations during the period (LEA in 1947 and the battle of Route Coloniale 4 in 1950) are described as foreshadowings of the battles to come.

Keywords:   French reoccupation of Indochina, Tonkin, Haiphong, Hanoi, Operation LEA (October-November 1947), Border posts, Battle of Route Coloniale 4 (fall 1950)

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