The Vietnam War from the Other Side.
By: Ang, Cheng Guan.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2013Description: 1 online resource (209 p.).ISBN: 9781136869747.Subject(s): Vietnam War, 1961-1975Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Vietnam War from the Other SideDDC classification: 959.7/043 LOC classification: DS557.7 -- .G83 2002Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; The Vietnam War from the Other Side: The Vietnamese Communists' Perspective; Copyright; Contents; Maps; Indo-China: South Vietnam's main towns, railways and roads; North and South Vietnam's provinces; South Vietnam's major war zones and battles; Introduction; Chapter One Prelude to the Armed Struggle; The 6th Plenary Session of the Lao Dong Party; Le Duan's 14-point plan; Le Duan's thesis: 'The road to the South'; 2nd Conference of the Nam Bo Regional Committee; The 12th Plenary Session and the modernisation of the VPA; A re-think of the 'North-first' strategy
Activities leading to the 15th Plenary Session of the Lao Dong PartyThe 15th Plenary Session of the Lao Dong Party and ensuing developments; Developments following the passing of Law 10/59; Le Duan; Chinese and Russian attitudes towards the resumption of armed struggle; Chapter Two The Armed Struggle Begins; The armed struggle resumes; Hanoi and the growing Sino-Soviet rivalry; Developments in Laos; The 3rd Party Congress of the Lao Dong Party; Communist activities in the South; Directive of 31 January 1961; Developments in the VPA; Further developments in Laos
The proposed International Conference on VietnamLe Duan's July 1962 letter to the South; The military situation in the South; The Battle of Ap Bac; Modernisation of the VPA reviewed; Ngo Dinh Diem's death; Chapter Three The Armed Struggle Intensifies; The 9th Plenary Session of the Lao Dong Party; Military preparations; Developments in Laos and Cambodia; Hanoi and the Sino-Soviet rift; Special Political Conference (27-28 March 1964); The Tonkin Gulf incident and its aftermath; Preparations for the winter-spring 1965 offensive; Military offensive (I): The Binh Gia Campaign
Kosygin's visit to HanoiHanoi's 4-point plan; Military offensive (II): (a) The Dong Xoai Campaign; Military offensive (II): (b) The Ba Gia Campaign; Developments in the VPA; Military preparations in the South; Military offensive (III); Developments in 1965 reviewed; Responding to the US counter-offensive; Fighting and negotiating; Ho Chi Minh; Stalemate; Chapter Four Breaking the Stalemate; Military situation in early 1967 reviewed; Nguyen Chi Thanh and the Tet Offensive proposal; Ho Chi Minh's health; Preparations for the Tet Offensive
The Tet Offensive (or 'General Offensive General Uprising') - Phase IThe decision to negotiate; The Tet Offensive - Phase II; The Tet Offensive - Phase III; The military situation in 1969; Differences within the Hanoi leadership; Hanoi and Sino-Soviet relations; Ho Chi Minh's final months; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index
Existing studies of the Vietnam War have been written mostly from an American perspective, using western sources, and viewing the conflict through western eyes. This book, based on extensive original research, including Vietnamese, Chinese and former Soviet sources, presents a history of the war from the perspective of the Vietnamese communists. It charts relations with Moscow and Beijing, showing how the involvement of the two major communist powers changed over time, and how the Vietnamese, despite their huge dependence on the Chinese and the Soviets, were most definitely in charge of their own decision making. Overall, it provides an important corrective to the many one-sided studies of the war, and presents a very interesting new perspective.
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