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  • Hòa Bình, Vietnam
    Friday Feb 22, 1952

    First Indochina War

    The Việt Minh launched attacks on Hòa Bình

    Hòa Bình, Vietnam
    Friday Feb 22, 1952

    The Việt Minh launched attacks on Hòa Bình, forcing the French to withdraw back to their main positions on the De Lattre line by February 22, 1952.




  • Nà Sản, Sơn La Province, Vietnam
    Thursday Oct 2, 1952

    First Indochina War

    Battle of Nà Sản

    Nà Sản, Sơn La Province, Vietnam
    Thursday Oct 2, 1952

    In the Battle of Nà Sản, starting on October 2, French commanders began using "hedgehog" tactics, consisting in setting up well-defended outposts to get the Việt Minh out of the jungle and force them to fight conventional battles instead of using guerrilla tactics.




  • Nghĩa Lộ, Vietnam
    Friday Oct 17, 1952

    First Indochina War

    Giáp launched attacks against the French garrisons along Nghĩa Lộ

    Nghĩa Lộ, Vietnam
    Friday Oct 17, 1952

    On October 17, 1952, Giáp launched attacks against the French garrisons along Nghĩa Lộ, northwest of Hanoi, and overran much of the Black River valley, except for the airfield of Nà Sản where a strong French garrison entrenched.




  • Vietnam
    Wednesday Oct 29, 1952

    First Indochina War

    The largest operation in Indochina

    Vietnam
    Wednesday Oct 29, 1952

    On October 29, 1952, in the largest operation in Indochina to date, 30,000 French Union soldiers moved out from the De Lattre line to attack the Việt Minh supply dumps at Phú Yên.




  • Phú Thọ, Vietnam
    Wednesday Nov 5, 1952

    First Indochina War

    Salan took Phú Thọ

    Phú Thọ, Vietnam
    Wednesday Nov 5, 1952

    Salan took Phú Thọ on November 5.




  • Phu Doan, Vietnam
    Sunday Nov 9, 1952

    First Indochina War

    Salan Took Phu Doan

    Phu Doan, Vietnam
    Sunday Nov 9, 1952

    Salan took Phu Doan on November 9 by a parachute drop.




  • Phú Yên, Vietnam
    Thursday Nov 13, 1952

    First Indochina War

    Salan took Phú Yên

    Phú Yên, Vietnam
    Thursday Nov 13, 1952

    Salan took Phú Yên on November 13.


  • Vietnam
    Friday Nov 14, 1952

    First Indochina War

    Salan Correctly Guessed what The Việt Minh Were up To

    Vietnam
    Friday Nov 14, 1952

    Salan correctly guessed what the Việt Minh were up to and cancelled the operation on November 14, beginning to withdraw back to the De Lattre Line.


  • Chan Muong, Vietnam
    Monday Nov 17, 1952

    First Indochina War

    Việt Minh ambushed the French column

    Chan Muong, Vietnam
    Monday Nov 17, 1952

    The only major fighting during the operation came during the withdrawal, when the Việt Minh ambushed the French column at Chan Muong on November 17.


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