Street Without Joy

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Stackpole Books, 1994 - History - 408 pages
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This classic account of the French War in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia is back in hardcover. Includes an introduction by George C. Herring.
 

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User Review  - rivkat - LibraryThing

Military history of the French defeat in Indochina, written when American involvement was just beginning to ramp up. If you want to learn about a pointless, painful, and slow defeat, driven by French ... Read full review

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User Review  - JPodlaski - LibraryThing

I found "Street Without Joy" fascinating - a cross between the summation of after-action battle reports and a history book outlining the French debacle in Indochina. Readers clearly see that Laos and ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Authors Preface
13
How War Came
20
SetPiece BattleI
30
SetPiece BattleII
59
Diary Milk Run
105
Laos Outpost
114
Diary The Women
129
Diary Inspection Tour
172
End of a Task Force
183
Diary The Men
249
Death March
293
Why Dien Bien Phu?
310
The Loss Of Laos
328
The Second Indochina War
341
The Future of Revolutionary War
367

Street Without Joy
142

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About the author (1994)

Bernard B. Fall was born in France and fought with the French Resistance during World War II. While traveling in Vietnam in 1967, he was killed by a Vietcong explosive. His other works include Hell in a Very Small Place (0-306-81157-X) and Last Reflections on a War (0-8117-0904-3).

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