The NVA and Viet Cong (Elite) by Kenneth Conboy, Simon McCouaig
The NVA and Viet Cong (Elite)
Author: Kenneth Conboy, Simon McCouaig
Title: The NVA and Viet Cong (Elite)
ISBN10: 1855321629
ISBN13: 978-1855321625
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
Publisher: Osprey Publishing (January 30, 1992)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1585 kb
Size epub: 1295 kb
Rating: 4.3 ✪
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Category: History
Subcategory: Military
In 1940 Japan placed Vietnam under military occupation, restricting the local French administration to a figurehead authority. Seizing the opportunity, the Communists organised a Vietnamese independence league, the Viet Minh, whose armed forces became known as the PAVN (more commonly known to the West as the Vietcong, or NVA) and prepared to launch an uprising against the French at the war's end. This text details the history, organisation and uniforms of the People's Army of Vietnam from its origins in the fight against colonialism, through two separate wars against the US and Khmer Rouge, to its role in the modern era.