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 Post subject: Britain nearly won the first Vietnam War...
PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:11 am 
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But politicians fucked up and left it to the French who fucked it ip and left it to the Yanks who fucked it up... :faint:


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 Post subject: Re: Britain nearly won the first Vietnam War...
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Hi Ginge ....Ace !!... :niceone:
Your analisis that is :-D ...


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 Post subject: Re: Britain nearly won the first Vietnam War...
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I do have a certain incisive intellect and a talent for getting directly to the point... :lol:

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Interesting piece :niceone:
In Constant Vigilance: RAF Regiment in the Burma Campaign, the author tells a similar story, while also mentioning the actions that the Regiment took part in. You get the sense that at the time, straight after the war, with de-mobbing etc, there was probably a real world choice, either win in Vietnam and lose Malaya, or concentrate on Malaya and leave Vietnam to the French. I think our government was only to happy to get out of Vietnam and leave the French to sort out their own colonial legacy issues.
Which of course they did spectacularly successfully! :lol:

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https://youtu.be/KKxj3DEuk-c


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