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NVA and Viet Cong, The

NVA and Viet Cong, The
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NVA and Viet Cong, The
by Osprey
Author: Ken Conby, Ken Bowra
Publish Year: 2005
Pages: 64
Dimensions: 8x10x.25"
Restockable: Yes
NKG part #: 2148526248
Mfg. part #: OSPELI038
Type: Softcover


In 1940 Japan placed Vietnam under military occupation, restricting the local French administration to a figurehead authority. Seizing the opportunity, the Communists organized a Vietnamese independence league, the Viet Minh, whose armed forces became known as the PAVN (more commonly known to the West as the Vietcong, or NVA) and prepared to launch an uprising against the French at the war's end. This text details the history, organization and uniforms of the People's Army of Vietnam from its origins in the fight against colonialism, through two separate wars against the US and Khmer Rouge, to its role in the modern era..