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Street without Joy

The French Debacle in Indochina



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Street without Joy by Bernard B. Fall
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A poignant, angry, articulate book Newsweek 'Mr Fall's book is a dramatic treatment of a historic event graphic impact New York Times Originally published in 1961, before the United States escalated its involvement in South Vietnam, Street Without Joy offered a clear warning about what American forces would face in the jungles of Southeast Asia; a costly and protracted revolutionary war fought without fronts against a mobile enemy. In harrowing detail, Fall describes the brutality and frustrations of the Indochina War, the savage eight-year conflict, ending in 1954 after the fall of Dien Bien Phu, in which French forces suffered a staggering defeat at the hands of Communist-led Vietnamese nationalists. Street Without Joy was required reading for policymakers in Washington and GIs in the field and is now considered a classic.

Author Biography

Bernard Fall was born in France and fought with the French Resistance during World War II. While travelling in Vietnam in 1967, he was killed by a Vietcong explosive. His other works include Hell in a Very Small Place and Last Reflections on a War.
Release date NZ
October 20th, 2005
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
New edition
48 b/w photos, 7 drawings, 29 maps
Leo Cooper Ltd
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