The French military stage their coup to regain control of North Vietnam in November 1946. In Haiphong the French Army with naval support seize the port. In December the French Army seize control of Hanoi defending the Viet Minh in a battle for the City. The Viet Minh withdrew to countryside and evade the French Army.
The position of the International Communist Movement towards Vietnam. A Biography of the leader of the French Communist Party and leading critic of the French role in the war, Maurice Thorez.