Britain and the Wars in Vietnam: The Supply of Troops, Arms and Intelligence, 1945-1975
Britain's peacekeeping role in Southeast Asia after World War II was clear enough but the purpose of the Commonwealth in the region later became shadowy. British involvement in the wars fought in Vietnam between 1946 and 1975 has been the subject of a number of books--most of which focus on the sometimes clandestine activities of politicians--and unsubstantiated claims about British support for the United States' war effort have gained acceptance. Drawing on previously undiscovered information from Britain's National Archives, this book discusses the conduct of the wars in Vietnam and the political ramifications of UK involvement, and describes Britain's actual role in these conflicts: supplying troops, weapons and intelligence to the French and U.S. governments while the latter were in combat with Ho Chi Minh's North Vietnamese.
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Disappointing that there is no mention of the British merchant ships taking goods into South Vietnam. Notably the British freighter London Statesman which was a casualty of Vietcong sabotage at Nha Trang July 1972 and the Shell UK Tanker similarly attacked at Nha Trang earlier in the war.
1 Britains War 19451946
3 Frances War 19451954
4 Americas War 19541963
The British Advisory Mission to Vietnam
6 Americas War 19631968
How Many Guns Tanks or Bullets Did Britain Sell for Use in Vietnam?
Sales Contracts and Tenders
What Was Britain Telling the Americans That They Didnt Know Already?
17 Medals and Myths
18 What Was British Involvementin Vietnam Between 1946 and 1973?
Appendix I Chronology of the Vietnam Wars
7 Americas War 19681973
What the Politicians Were Saying and What They Were Really Doing ...
Did British Troops Fight in the Vietnam Wars?
10 The British Army
11 The Royal Navy
12 The Royal Air Force
13 Civilians Conscripts Mercenaries and RR