Contesting Indochina: French Remembrance between Decolonization and Cold War

TitleContesting Indochina: French Remembrance between Decolonization and Cold War
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsM. Edwards, Kathryn
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For the French in Indochina, the stunning defeat at Dien Bien Phu in 1954 ushered in the violent process of decolonization and a fraught reckoning with a colonial past. This article is the first in-depth study of the competing and intertwined narratives of the Indochina War. It analyzes the layers of French remembrance, focusing on state-sponsored commemoration, veterans' associations, special-interest groups, intellectuals, films, and heated public disputes. These narratives constitute the ideological battleground for contesting the legacies of colonialism, decolonization, the Cold War, and France's changing global status. (University of California Press)

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