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French Translations Collection

Dates: 1948-1965

Collection Number: COLL/513

Finding aid (Word)

Historical Note

The French Indochina War ranged from 1946 to 1954, with France acting as advisors to the U.S. after withdrawing from Southern Vietnam. U.S. Naval involvement commenced in 1957, when the U.S. launched Operation Passage to Freedom, launching USS Montague to evacaute non-communist refugees from North Vietnam.

Scope and Content Note

This collection comprises translations of records from the French Indochina War (1946-1954), as well as other French operations in Indochina. The collection includes material spanning the years 1948-1965, and covers topics such as:

Air reconnaissance and support
Artillery (including intervention artillery) in French Indochina
Forest warfare in French Indochina
Guerilla warfare in French Indochina
General histories in French Indochina
Use of weaponry in French Indochina
Lessons learned in French Indochina
Mines and booby traps in French Indochina
Naval tactics in French Indochina
Canal warfare in French Indochina
Communications security in French Indochina
Small unit combat in French Indochina

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as French Translations Collection, Archives Branch, Naval History and Heritage Command, Washington, D.C.



Published: Mon Oct 18 11:15:17 EDT 2021