French troops attack the Vietminh Red troops in Vietnam, French Indo China. Soldiers fire artillery. Reinforced by eight new French Battalions, French and Vietnam forces launch the heaviest attack of the eight year old war. Wounded soldiers are taken on soldiers.
French and Vietnamese forces attack the Reds in Vietnam, French Indo China. Bombarding and firing on the field. Wrecked vehicles on the field. Soldiers move forward for attack. Soldiers fire rifles. Bomber planes in flight for air attack. Smoke arises due to bombarding.
Emperor Bao Dai visits the fighting front along the Black river in Vietnam, French Indo China. He decorates a soldier. An airplane parked on the field. Airplanes from the United States bomb Red positions, amid reports that Red China plans to invade Indo China.
French Forces fight the Communist forces in Vietnam, French Indo-China. Aircraft in flight. French soldiers descend on land through parachutes. A soldier watches them. Other soldiers erect bunkers on the land. Some of them stand along the barbed wire entanglements. An aircraft in flight. Bombarding on the field causes the smoke to rise. Soldiers look at the rifles and other ammunitions. Smoke from fire in the background as forces from Communist Vietnam and France battle.
French Army forces fight the Reds in French Indo-China, Vietnam. Soldiers fire artillery. The Communist forces advance towards the defense lines held by forces of France. Smoke arises due to firing. Injured French and Vietnamese.
French troops prepare for defense in Vietnam. French paratroopers trained in American planes and methods, train for future action in Indo-China. Low- flying American-made planes drop napalm bombs, score a major victory over the communists near Hanoi. Soldiers help the civilians after the bombarding and destruction in Saigon. Destroyed vehicles on street.