After five years of captivity of Red Revolutionary Forces (Viet-Minh) hostages return to their homelands from Indo-China during the Indo-China War. French hostages held by Viet-Minh leave Indochina with their belongings. They board a truck. Trucks loaded with the hostages line up on a road. The Red Cross sign at the entrance of a building. People move with their families. French women at a counter of new clothes after imprisonment. Children eat sweets. Two boys eat bread with tea. French hostages including men, women and children.
French troops repel the communists from Indochina during the Indochina War. Paratroopers drop in the Indochina Delta. They wade through water. The paratroopers fire guns. French troops advance under Vietminh fire. Machine-guns are fired. Dead soldiers on the ground. The place where the son of French Commander in Chief, Jean Joseph Marie Gabriel de Lattre de Tassigny was killed. Vietnamese run looking scared. The French point guns at them. French troops raise the French flag. They return to a fort in trucks.
French troops seize a communist stronghold in Indochina during the Indochina War. The troops stand with their military gear on the ground. They head towards a beach in small boats and leave the boats at the beach. They seize a communist stronghold along the Gulf of Siam. A radio station, machinery of modern type, pictures of communists leaders and great stores of arms and equipment are taken. Many natives return to safety with the raiding forces.
An air aid to Indochina during the Indochina War. A U.S. carrier anchored. U.S. aircraft aboard the carrier. The aircraft are lowered onto a pier. Navy fighter and bomber aircraft are towed by trucks on roads to bomb and strafe Red ( Communist ) positions.
French troops mop up the Reds( Communists ) and open a new drive in Indochina during the Indochina War. French troops disembark from landing crafts at a beachhead. They move into fields. They wade through waist deep water in a channel. Soldiers fire guns and artillery. Aircraft in flight for aerial bombardment to mop up communists from fortified villages. Huts burn and a fire blazes. Ruins in a village after land and aerial bombardment. Dead and wounded soldiers. Prisoners are taken by French troops.
General Jean De Lattre De Tassigny in Indochina. The French General gives a brief speech over a microphone. He explains that the French are still in Indochina not for colonial interests but to help the natives build their own independent country. The French are also fighting a war against the Communists.