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The History of the Cold War Podcast

Aug 15, 2017

Join us this episode as we take a closer examination of Ho Chin Minh and General Võ Nguyên Giáp early lives leading up to the First Indo-China War. We look at Ho’s early life overseas and his rise to power in the communist party and how he subsequently lost influence. Learn why Giap hated the French and his early...

Aug 1, 2017

In this episode the war in Indo-China intensifies. A new French general arrives to take command and the fighting escalates. What really happened at Dien Bien Phu ? How close did the Americans come to using atomic bombs to save the French and how did the French ultimately lose the war ?