Vietnam the first war: doc lap ep.1/2
- Duration: 52 min
- Director: Danièle Rousselier Jérôme Michaud-Lariviere
- Release date: 1991
- Co-production: INA
- Languages: English français
- Participation: CNC Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication et de la Communication des Grands Travaux Procirep
- Broadcast format: Digital Betacam
- Distribution: Zaradoc
The sweetness of colonial life was in sharp contrast with the poverty of the country people and the forced submission of the “Annamese”. A revolt against the French settlers was brewing up and getting organised in the jungle around the Vietminh. How was France going to react? Neither de Gaulle nor his successors had been able to understand that for the Vietnamese, independence was irreversible. Yet, some men with goodwill tried for a year to give peace a chance. Those who were for the reconquest won and France blindly threw itself into the first colonial war. All a people got mobilised to resist.
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