Vietnam: A Television History

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Vo Nguyen Giap is a former general in the Vietnamese People’s Army. He recalls why he became a nationalist and a revolutionary. He talks about following Ho Chi Minh and the love and patriotism he holds for his country. Vo Nguyen Giap recalls why he joined the military at fifteen, and that early on, before he joined the military, he was involved in illegal political activities. Vo Nguyen Giap also discusses the Vietnamese struggle for unification and complete independence and the differences between the struggle against the French versus the struggle against the Americans. He also talks about the French and the negative and positive aspects of their occupation.