Battles First Indochina War Battles Involving the France

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List of France battles in the First Indochina War, listed alphabetically with photos, images, and maps when possible. Every major battle, skirmish, or conflict in First Indochina War involving the France is included here, along with information like exactly where the battle took place. If you want to learn even more about these First Indochina War battles that involved First Indochina War you can click on the names of the battles for more information.

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Battle of Cao Bang is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list First Indochina War Battles Involving the France
Battle of Cao Bang French Indochina - The Battle of Cao Bằng was an ongoing campaign in northern Indochina during the First Indochina War, between the French Far East Expeditionary Corps and the Việt Minh, which began in October ...more

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Battle of Dien Bien Phu is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list First Indochina War Battles Involving the France
Điện Biên Phủ, Vietnam - The Battle of Dien Bien Phu was the climactic confrontation of the First Indochina War between the French Union's French Far East Expeditionary Corps and Viet Minh communist-nationalist ...more

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Battle of Hanoi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list First Indochina War Battles Involving the France
Battle of Hanoi Hanoi, Vietnam - On December 19, 1946 Vietnamese Viet Minh soldiers detonated explosives in Hanoi, and the ensuing battle, known as the Battle of Hanoi marked the opening salvo of the First Indochina War. The ...more

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Battle of Hoa Binh is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list First Indochina War Battles Involving the France
Battle of Hoa Binh Hòa Bình, Vietnam - The Battle of Hòa Bình was fought during the First Indochina War. It occurred from 10 November 1951 to 25 February 1952, when French Union forces attempted to lure the Việt Minh ...more

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Battle of Mang Yang Pass is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list First Indochina War Battles Involving the France
Mang Yang District, Vietnam - The Battle of Mang Yang Pass was the last official battle of the First Indochina War. It was one of the bloodiest defeats of the French Union together with the battle of Dien Bien Phu in 1954 ...more

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Battle of Muong Khoua is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list First Indochina War Battles Involving the France
Battle of Muong Khoua Phongsali, Laos - The Battle of Muong Khoua took place between April 13 and May 18, 1953, in northern Laos during the French Indochina War. A garrison of a dozen French and 300 Laotian troops occupied a fortified ...more

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Battle of Na San is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list First Indochina War Battles Involving the France
Sơn La Province, Vietnam - The Battle of Nà Sản was fought between French Union forces and the Nationalist forces of the Việt Minh at Nà Sản, Sơn La Province, during the First Indochina War for control of ...more

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Battle of the Day River is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list First Indochina War Battles Involving the France
Battle of the Day River French Indochina - The Battle of the Day River took place between late May and early June 1951, around the Day River Delta in the Gulf of Tonkin. Part of the First Indochina War, the battle was the first ...more

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Operation Adolphe is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list First Indochina War Battles Involving the France
Operation Adolphe French Indochina - Operation Adolphe a military operation by the French Army that took place during the First Indochina War, commencing in April 1953. It was the last of several operations that spring, concluding ...more

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Operation Atlante is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list First Indochina War Battles Involving the France
French Indochina - Operation Atlante was a military operation of the First Indochina War which consisted of three stages, Aréthuse, Axelle and Attila, taking place across six months from January 20, 1954. ...more

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Operation Brochet is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list First Indochina War Battles Involving the France
Operation Brochet French Indochina - Operation Brochet took place during the French Indochina War, between August and October, 1953. A combined arms operation, Brochet involved 18 battalions of French and South Vietnamese troops ...more

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Operation Camargue is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list First Indochina War Battles Involving the France
French Indochina - Operation Camargue was one of the largest operations by the French Far East Expeditionary Corps and Vietnamese National Army in the First Indochina War. It took place from 28 July until 10 ...more

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Operation Castor is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list First Indochina War Battles Involving the France
Operation Castor Điện Biên Phủ, Vietnam - Opération Castor was a French airborne operation in the First Indochina War. The operation established a fortified airhead in Điện Biên Province, in the north-west corner of ...more

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Operation Ceinture is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list First Indochina War Battles Involving the France
Operation Ceinture Hanoi, Vietnam - Operation Ceinture was a late 1947 military endeavour by the French Far East Expeditionary Corps against the Viet-Minh during the First Indochina War. A month-long effort that commenced on 20 ...more

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Operation Hirondelle is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list First Indochina War Battles Involving the France
Operation Hirondelle French Indochina - Operation Hirondelle took place during the First Indochina War in July 1953. It was an airborne raid on Viet Minh supply depots near Lạng Sơn, involving parachute units of the French Army and ...more

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Operation Mouette is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list First Indochina War Battles Involving the France
Operation Mouette French Indochina - Operation Mouette was an operation in 1953 by the French Army in Northern Vietnam during the First Indochina War. It was launched on October 15 in an attempt to locate and destroy Viet-Minh Chu ...more

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Operation Papillon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list First Indochina War Battles Involving the France
Operation Papillon Hòa Bình, Vietnam - Operation Papillon was a large scale air and ground assault on the Viet Minh at Hòa Bình by the French Army and Air Force in April 1947, during the early stages of the First