1951 VIET-NAM – USA..US FORCES AIDING FRENCH …….. [19734]

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1951 (Nov 20) Plain longer envelope to Claims Officer, U.S. Army, Columbus 15, OH from HQ Military Assistance Advisory Group, Saigon bearing Viet-Nam Emperor Bao Dai 3p in combination with Indo-Chine Apsara 1p & Farman F.190 2p all tied Saigon /Sud Viet Nam cds …………………………………..
After the Japanese surrender in Aug 1945 French & colonial troops start arriving in Saigon from late Sept.The Chinese had moved swiftly into the North as far south as the 16th Parallel. The French were having a tough time trying to restore their former Colonial rule and US President Truman on 26 July 1950 authorised $15 million in Military aid to the French with US military advisors accompaning US tanks, Planes, artilllery & other munitions in aid to the French bringing the total spend in aid to $3 billon by 1954.

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