Street without Joy : The French Debacle in Indochina, Paperback

Street without Joy : The French Debacle in Indochina Paperback



A poignant, angry, articulate book Newsweek 'Mr Fall's book is a dramatic treatment of a historic event graphic impact New York Times Originally published in 1961, before the United States escalated its involvement in South Vietnam, Street Without Joy offered a clear warning about what American forces would face in the jungles of Southeast Asia; a costly and protracted revolutionary war fought without fronts against a mobile enemy. In harrowing detail, Fall describes the brutality and frustrations of the Indochina War, the savage eight-year conflict, ending in 1954 after the fall of Dien Bien Phu, in which French forces suffered a staggering defeat at the hands of Communist-led Vietnamese nationalists.

Street Without Joy was required reading for policymakers in Washington and GIs in the field and is now considered a classic.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416 pages, 48 b/w photos, 7 drawings, 29 maps
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
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  • Category: Asian history
  • ISBN: 9781844153183



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