Capture of My Tho

Capture of My Tho

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Capture of My Tho on 12 April 1861 was an important allied victory in the Cochinchina campaign (1858-62).This campaign, fought between the French and the Spanish on the one side and the Vietnamese on the other, began as a limited punitive expedition and ended as a French war of conquest. The war concluded with the establishment of the French colony of Cochinchina, a development that inaugurated nearly a century of French colonial dominance in Vietnam. After early French and Spanish victories at Tourane (Da Nang) and Saigon, the Cochinchina campaign reached a point of equilibrium in 1860. In March 1860 the allies were forced to evacuate Tourane. At the same time they were besieged in Saigon, which had been captured by a Franco-Spanish expedition under the command of Admiral Charles Rigault de Genouilly on 17 February 1859. The arrival of massive reinforcements from the French expeditionary corps in China in 1860 allowed the French to regain the initiative.show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • CIV
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135765248
  • 9786135765243