France's Leadership & Tactics in the First Indochina War


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How would you characterize the position of French Prime Minister Pierre Mendes-France in 1954 concerning the First Indochina War?

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1. Which of the following is the specific term used to describe the paid army used by the French during the First Indochina War that included members of many different nationalities?

2. What was General de Lattre view concerning the First Indochina War?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The First Indochina War was a turning point in Vietnam's history. Check your knowledge of this conflict by completing these assessments. You will need to know about the important people involved and their roles, and the strategies used in battle.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Knowledge of the following will be tested:

  • French PM Pierre Mendès-France's position in 1954
  • General de Lattre's views
  • Characteristics of France's and Viet Minh's militaries

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the name for the paid military used by the French that was made up of various nationalities
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the First Indochina War
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question regarding what Ho Chi Minh's supporters hoped to gain from France

Additional Learning

France's Leadership & Tactics in the First Indochina War will teach you about the role of the French in this specific conflict. Objectives covered include:

  • Know the reasons the French did not want to yield their control of Vietnam
  • Define the term blockhouse
  • Understand the challenges the French faced in this conflict