Compartment French tank M24. The first Indochina war. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

Compartment French tank M24. The first Indochina war. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

1945, September: Ho Chi Minh begins a long struggle to establish Vietmanese independence. Ho Chi Minh (right) with Vo Nguyen Giap (left) in Hanoi, 1945.

General Vo Nguyen Giap - Principal Commander of Socialist Vietnam forces - Vietnam Wars

Image result for indochina war in colour

Image result for indochina war in colour

The Army Green Beret Special Forces Airborne Ranger Sergeant First Class is shown here. His beret patch flash is the 46th Special Forces Company Thailand Ranger Detachment (of the 1st Special Forces Group HQ Okinawa) with the Special Forces Crest. Thought the procedure was to not wear flashy watches but they appear in many SF photos. There were many mixed units of special forces personnel from various countries and branches of military service.

colonel-kurtz-official: “A Green Beret SFC in the bush with Royal Thai special forces ”

French 155-mm howitzers, Battle of Dien bien Phu, March-may 1954 - pin by Paolo Marzioli

French 155-mm howitzers, Battle of Dien bien Phu, March-may 1954 - pin by Paolo Marzioli

Guerrilleros vietnamitas apostados en un arrozal. First Indochina war, pin by Paolo Marzioli

Guerrilleros vietnamitas apostados en un arrozal. First Indochina war, pin by…

French paratrooper - First Indochina war, pin by Paolo Marzioli

French paratrooper - First Indochina war, pin by Paolo Marzioli

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