A Bearcat of the Aéronavale drops napalm on Viet Minh Division 320th's artillery during Operation Mouette (November 1953). The first time that napalm was ever used in Vietnam was in 1950 (this type of weapon was supplied by the U.S. for the use of the French Aéronavale at the time).

The French Aviation navale drops napalm over Viet Minh guerrilla positions during an ambush (December

1945, September: Ho Chi Minh begins a long struggle to establish Vietmanese independence. Ho Chi Minh (right) with Vo Nguyen Giap (left) in Hanoi, 1945.

General Vo Nguyen Giap - Principal Commander of Socialist Vietnam forces - Vietnam Wars

The Army Green Beret Special Forces Airborne Ranger Sergeant First Class is shown here. His beret patch flash is the 46th Special Forces Company Thailand Ranger Detachment (of the 1st Special Forces Group HQ Okinawa) with the Special Forces Crest. Thought the procedure was to not wear flashy watches but they appear in many SF photos. There were many mixed units of special forces personnel from various countries and branches of military service.

colonel-kurtz-official: “A Green Beret SFC in the bush with Royal Thai special forces ”

First Indochina War: Battle of Dien Bien Phu

First Indochina War: Battle of Dien Bien Phu

The Battle of Dien Bien Phu began March and was the decisive engagement of the French war in Indochina.

Guerrilleros vietnamitas apostados en un arrozal. First Indochina war, pin by Paolo Marzioli

Guerrilleros vietnamitas apostados en un arrozal. First Indochina war, pin by…

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