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First Indochina War - Giáp began To pressure the French

Time: Thursday Apr 9, 1953

Place: Laos

Details: On April 9, 1953, Giáp, after having failed repeatedly in direct attacks on French positions in Vietnam, changed strategy and began to pressure the French by invading Laos, surrounding and defeating several French outposts such as Muong Khoua.



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April 1953

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