Friday, 21 June 2013

Books: French Paras in Indochina 1945-1954

The "bible" if you have any interest in the French Indochina War. Altough the book is in French (original title is "Paras Français en Indochine", it is lavishly illustrated with fantastic photos, either reenactment pictures in full uniforms and equipment, lots of details shots and nice and unusual period views.

Really a must have, the book will take you year-by-year through the conflict and will show you how different the uniforms were from those years and campaigns. Many photos on this blog come from this essential and wonderful book that you can find in our Indochina Library on the right of our blog.

1 comment:

  1. No offense, but the real "Bible" on the French Airborne in Indochina is Jean-Paul Pissardy's "Paras d'Indochine". As for the very best overview of what life was like in the Paras, nothing compares with Cyril Bondroit's "3e BCCP Indochine 1948-1950". Look those up and see if you don't agree.