Interview with Bui Tin [1], 1981

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Bui Tin, a former People’s Army of Vietnam Colonel and Vietnamese dissident recounts the arrival of the Chinese army in 1945 and the changes to the Viet Minh following the victory of the Chinese Revolution. Bui Tin also recalls his service in the 304th division and the victory at Dien Bien Phu which led to Vietnam being divided into south and north territories. Also discussed is the reasoning behind the eventual decision to escalate the war.