#102 – Ho Chi Minh VI

#102 – Ho Chi Minh VI

* As they grew stronger, Giáp’s forces took more territory and captured more towns * And then on 15 August they heard that the Japanese Emperor had declared his country’s unconditional surrender to the allies. * Unfortunately for Ho and Giap, the U.S. had...
#101 – Ho Chi Minh V

#101 – Ho Chi Minh V

* Ho believed the army’s job was largely going to be propaganda until the conditions were right for war. * But he also decided that for propaganda purposes, they had to win a military victory within a month of being established, so on 25 December 1944 Giáp led...
#100 – Ho Chi Minh IV

#100 – Ho Chi Minh IV

* Welcome to #100! * And we are still talking about 1944! * When we finished last time, Ho Chi Minh was making his way to the Red River Delta. * The Japanese have chased the French out of Vietnam and didn’t bother to protect the northern regions. * So Ho and the ICP...