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French Translations Collection,

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Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of English translations of French documents relating to the French war in Indochina. The papers date chiefly from the 1950s, the period of greatest French involvment in Indochina in the years following World War II, and cover a range of topics including the use of artillery, guerilla warfare and booby traps, small unit combat, and lessons learned.

Many of the documents were translated by the Aerospace Technology Division of the Library of Congress on behalf of the Advanced Research Projects Agency. The copies found in this collection were provided to the Naval Historical Center at the request of Dr. Dean Allard during his career at the Operational Archives Branch.

Preferred Citation

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

Subject Headings (LCSH)

Indochinese War, 1946-1954—France.
Indochinese War, 1946-1954—Naval Operations, French.
France—Armed Forces—Indochina.
Indochinese War, 1946-1954—Personal Narratives, French.


2 cubic feet


27 January 2005


Published: Tue Apr 25 16:37:49 EDT 2017