French general arrives to confer with Truman on First Indochina War 60 years ago today

Jean de Lattre de Tassigny and Vietnam (in French)

(Friday, September 14, 1951) — U.S. President Harry S Truman told Gen. Jean de Lattre de Tassigny today that he regarded the French battle against communism in Indochina as being the same as the fighting in Korea, “the same fight for liberty.”

De Lattre, who put new fight into French forces battling communists in the First Indochina War, arrived in Washington today to confer with U.S. officials.

Video: General Jean De Lattre De Tassigny arrives in Washington (Sept. 14, 1951)

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