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FRENCH FORCES INDOCHINE DIEN BIEN PHU

Published on: October 29, 2013
Categories: FRENCH, HISTORIC, INDOCHINE, MWB, VIETNAM, WATCH BOXES FOR SALE

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FRENCH INDOCHINA DIEN BIEN PHU MWB WITH ALL ITEMS 2958.10 THE PRICE OFFERED HEREIN INCLUDES BOX, FLAG, ALL ITEMS IN BOX ONE YEAR GSW WARRANTY FOR WATCH AND AN ONLINE PROFESSIONAL APPRAISAL. PLEASE ALLOW UP TO 4 WEEKS FOR LINK  go to EBAY and receive a discount!

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IT WILL TAKE SOME TIME TO READ THIS OFFER
IT TOOK 3 YEARS & 176 HOURS TO PUT IT ALL TOGETHER

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I WANTED TO SAY BEFORE YOU INVEST IN SUCH A COLLECTION AS THIS FRENCH 1ST VIETNAM WAR INDOCHINA 1945-1954 GROUPING, YOU SHOULD INVEST 15.00 U.S. DOLLARS IN THE BOOK “STREET WITHOUT JOY, The French Debacle In Indochina by Bernard B. Fall

Originally published in 1961, before the United States escalated its involvement in South Vietnam, Street without Joy offers a spell bining birds eye view of the French 1st Vietnam war [1945-1955]. An amazing history of the French and French Foreign Legion in the jungles of “Nam”. From the ambushes to the micro detals of engagements as well as policy, this book will keep you awake! It also offered a clear warning about what American forces would face in the jungles of Southeast Asia: a costly and protracted revolutionary war fought without fronts against an extremely mobile and determined enemy. In harrowing detail, Fall describes the brutality and frustrations of the Indochina War, the savage eight-year conflict-ending in 1954 after the fall of Dien Bien Phu-in which French forces suffered a staggering defeat at the hands of Communist-led Vietnamese nationalists. With its frontline perspective, vivid reporting, and careful analysis, Street without Joy was required reading for anyne who loves history as well as for policymakers and soldiers in the field.

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Bernard eating in the feild with US troops in Vietnam

Bernard B. Fall (November 19, 1926   February 21, 1967) was a prominent war correspondent, historian, political scientist, and expert on Indochina during. Born in Austria, he moved with his family to France and at 16 would fight with the French Resistance and later the Free French Army during World War II. In 1950 he first came to the United States for graduate studies at Syracuse University and Johns Hopkins University. He taught at Howard University for most of his career and made regular trips to Southeast Asia. He predicted the failures of France and the United States in the wars in Vietnam.

Though Fall supported the American military presence in South Vietnam, believing it could stop the country from falling to Communism, he criticized Ngo Dinh DiemAmerican-backed regime and the tactics used by the United States military in Vietnam. As the conflict between the American forces and the Communists in Vietnam escalated throughout the 1960s, Fall became pessimistic about the U.S.’s chances of success. He predicted that if it did not learn from France mistakes, it too would fail in Vietnam. Fall wrote extensive articles detailing the situation in Vietnam, and lectured about his ideas on the Vietnam War. Fall’s research was considered invaluable to many U.S. diplomats and military officials, but his negative opinions were often not taken seriously. By 1964, Fall concluded that the U.S. forces in Vietnam were losing. FallÃdire predictions caught the attention of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which began to monitor his activities.Yet many noted Fall’s accuracy and comprehension in his writing about the Vietnam War.

In Colin Powell’s 1995 autobiography, My American Journey, he wrote:

“I recently reread Bernard Fall’s book on Vietnam, Street Without Joy. Fall makes painfully clear that we had almost no understanding of what we had gotten ourselves into. I cannot help thinking that if President Kennedy or President Johnson had spent a quiet weekend at Camp David reading that perceptive book, they would have returned to the White House Monday morning and immediately started to figure out a way to extricate ourselves from the quicksand of Vietnam.” On 21 February 1967, while accompanying a company of the 1st Battalion 9th Marines on Operation Chinook II in the Thua Thien Province [“Street Without Joy”], Fall stepped on a Bouncing Betty land mine and was killed, along with Gunnery Sergeant Byron G. Highland, a U.S. Marine Corps combat photographer. He was dictating notes into a tape recorder, which captured his last words: “We’ve reached one of our phase lines after the fire fight and it smells bad-meaning it’s a little bit suspicious… Could be an ambUSH”. Fall left behind his wife and three daughters.

IRREGARDLESS OF YOUR INVESTING OR NOT IN STREET WITHOUT JOY, I HAVE DECIDED TO INCLUDE MY PERSONAL COPY OF “A STREET WITHOUT JOY” WITH THIS FRENCH INDOCHINA MILITARY WATCH BOX AND FRAMED INDOCHINA MAP. IT IS A MUST!

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READY TO WEAR RESTORED & OVERHAULED

VINTAGE TRI-COLOR FRENCH LANCET PILOT JUMP WATCH WITH 1945-1955 15 JEWEL SHOCK PROTECTED SWEEP SECONDS HACK MOVEMENT

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RESTORED & OVERHAULED VINTAGE 1944-1954 FRENCH LANCET MILITARY POCKET WATCH

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WITH 15 JEWEL SWISS BAR SUB SECOND MANUAL WIND MILITARY MOVEMENT

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THE FRENCH AFTER THEIR DEFEAT IN WWII

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FREE FRENCH WWII

France and the United Kingdom were the first to declare war after Germany invaded Poland in 1939. In a lightening, successful campaign in the Low Countries and, in the Battle of France, Germany inflicted defeat on the Allied forces.

France surrendered in June of 1940 and formed a collaborating government — headed by PAtain — titled “The French State” and known as the Vichy government.

Right after the French Government surrender, PAtain went on French National Radio to appeal to units still battling the Germans to obey him and “cease the fight”.

Within days of PAtain’s speech, Charles de Gaulle, a French officer who would became a Brigadier General in WWII and then French President after the war, gave what would become a historical speech to the French people on BBC Radio. De Gaulle focused on bolstering French pride by informing his fellow citizens that “France has lost a battle, but France has not lost the war”. And then, from England, he formed both the Free France Government (La France Libre) and the Free French Forces and began to recruit French Citizens and Soldiers to fight, to start the underground in France and to bolster support of French Colonies .

But it was Capitaine de corvette Thierry d’Argenlieu who suggested the adoption of the Cross of Lorraine as a symbol of the Free French, both to recall the perseverance of Joan of Arc, whose symbol it had been, and as an answer to the Nazi swastika.

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Georges Thierry d’Argenlieu was a priest, diplomat French Navy officer and, eventually, an admiral in charge of French Colonial Administration in Indochina. An interesting side note was that though d’Argenlieu had a heroic resume and was an important co-founder and leader in the Free French Goverment & Forces, after the defeat of Japan the French decided to regain Indochina,Thierry d’Argenlieu was promoted to Vice Admiral and sent in 1946 to Indochina with the French far East Expeditionary Corps [CEFEO] to restore French Colonial Administration. Once there, he was promoted to Admiral, but by February 1947, he was recalled and replaced by Emile Bollaert due to “conroversy”.

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This “controversy” is an important story herein as concerns this collection. In June of 1946, on his own, D’Argenlieu issued a proclamation establishing of a Republic of Cochin-China. At this time, Communist Viet Minh leader Ho Chi Minh and Paris were getting ready for the Fontainebleau Conference in which both sides were to discuss the future of Indochina. This caused the cancellation of the conference and a loss of face to Ho Chi Minh. D’Argenlieu not only released this proclamation, traveled to Paris to convince Premier Georges Bidault of the need to “teach the Vietnamese Nationalists a lesson.” D’Argenlieu then cabled his deputy in Saigon, General Jean-Etienne Valluy, who in turn ordered the French commissioner in Tonkin [north Vietnam] General Morlire, ” to use force in the north”. The result was that the French cruiser Suffren was ordered to shell Haiphong on November 23 1946 which led directly to the outbreak of the Indochina War on December 19, 1946.

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Back to the Free French. In his general order in July 1940, Vice Admiral mile Muselier, chief of the naval and air forces of the Free French, created the bow flag displaying the French colors with a red cross of Lorraine, and a cockade, which also featured the cross of Lorraine The Free French forces included soldiers rescued from Dunkirk as well as units of the Foreign Legion. *Free French Generals recruited additional Free French forces from the French Colonial Empire. They chose French Nationals & Natives from tropical African colonies. French Algeria and Moroco supplied men from their native populations. Senegal in French West Africa provided conscripts. Even Tahitians were recruited and served with distinction. In fact, the battles fought during WWII in Italy included *120,000 French Colonial Forces that made history and were, in many cases, the major difference in the defeat of the Germans in Italy. 1/4 of the forces died or were injured, 2000 went missing in action. .

[*Men who would eventually fight & die in the jungles & communist prison camps of Indochina]

With Allied success in the French Colonial strong-hold of North Africa, the Free French troop strength grew. De Gaulle rallied of the Army of Africa and pursued the fight against the Axis in multiple campaigns until the Free French Forces would have the opportunity to participate in the invasion of Italy and assist in the occupation of France and Germany. On 23 October 1944, the United States, Britain and the Soviet Union officially recognized De Gaulle’s Free French as the provisional government of France; which would become the Fourth Republic in 1946. The French, both free and *collaborating, had 1,250,000 troops in 10 divisions when the war ended in May of 1945. During the course of the war, French military losses totaled 212,000 dead, of which 92,000 were killed through the end of the EUROPEAN campaign of 1940, 58,000 from 1940 to 1945 in other campaigns, 24,000 lost while serving in the French resistance, and a further *38,000 lost while serving with the German Army. When WWII ended, the French created an expeditionary corps to “liberate” French Indochina from the Japanese.

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NOTE THE NEW FRENCH ARILLERY INSIGNIA AND BADGES RIGHT IN RED

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THE WATCH

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WE RESTORED 39 LANCETS –INCLUDING 4 OF THE RAREST PLANE SIGNED PILOTS/JUMP LANCET WATCHES W/SUB-SECONDS — AND VARIOUS LANCET TRENCH, CONVERSION AND POCKET (3) WATCHES IN THE LAST 3 YEARS.

SOME WERE ACQUIRED FROM VIETNAM, A FEW FROM ALGERIA, ITALY, GREECE, FRANCE & TURKEY.

THE AVERAGE PLANE SIGNED JUMP WATCH WITH SUB-SECONDS WENT FOR $1000.00 RESTORED WITH WARRANTY AND APPRAISAL. .

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ROCK’S SWEEPING LANCET

IT TAKES MONTHS, SOMETIMES YEARS, TO FIND AND RESTORE THE ABOVE STYLE FRENCH (SWISS MADE) 1940/1950’S MILITARY LANCET WRIST WATCH. BUT IT IS ALWAYS THE CONDITION FOUND THAT MEANS THE MOST.

THE KEY ITEM IN THIS DIEN BIEN PHU MILITARY WATCH BOX IS A 1951 “PLANE SIGNED” SWEEP SECONDS LANCET PILOTS JUMP WATCH THAT WAS A PURCHASE FROM ALGERIA. IT HAS A RARE (SECOND FOUND) VERSION (BASE WAS A 1945 SUB-SECONDS) ELECTION 645 WITH HACKED SWEEP SECOND HAND.

WHEN I FIRST SAW THIS BEAUTY I REALIZED THAT THE DIAL WAS EXCELLENT FOR RESTORATION, AND, THOUGH MOST COLOR WAS ABSENT OR FADED AND THE RADIUM NUMERALS WERE DEPLETED — SHOWING FAINT ORANGE COLOR — THE BRIGHT RED PAINT ON THE SWEEP HAND & THE BLACK STEEL HAND CONDITION, POINTED TO A WELL CARED FOR LANCET.

BUT I HAD A PATRON INVEST IN THE SUB-SECONDS LANCET PILOT JUMP WATCH FROM THIS FRENCH MILITARY WATCH BOX AND THOUGHT, WELL, I WOULD “RE-DO” THE BOX WITH A FEW MAJOR ADDITIONS AND INCLUDE THIS WONDERFUL LANCET.

I REMOVED THE BAYONET DUE TO INTERNATIONAL RESTRICTIONS & THE BINOCULARS DUE TO THE NEW BOX SIZE AND AM ADDING MORE ITEMS DIRECTLY RELATED TO THE BATTLE OF DIEN BIEN PHU. I AM PASSIONATE ABOUT FRENCH INDOCHINA WAR HISTORY AND THE INDIVIDUAL BRAVERY AND SACRIFICE OF THE SOLDIERS THROUGH OUT THE CONFLICT FROM 1946 THROUGH 1954, SO I PLAN TO ADD SOME MORE AWESOME ITEMS. SO DO NOT BREEZE THROUGH THIS OFFER, READ IT!!

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LANCET French Pilots Jump Watch

THE FIRST OF 6 THAT HAS SWEEPS SECONDS

YOU RECEIVE BOTH THE NYLON BALLISTIC AND LEATHER CUFF STYLE

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THE DIAL HAS BEEN RESTORED. IT HAS THE ORIGINAL FRENCH COLORS WITH RE-ILLUMINATED RADIUM DIAL AND RE-ILLUMINATED ORIGINAL STEEL HANDS AND RE-PAINTED CENTER *BUTTON STYLE RED SWEEP SECONDS

(* NO TAIL)

RE-ILLUMINATED WITH AF-LUMINOVA HIGH-PERFORMANCE PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT

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WE CHOSE TO KEEP THIS LANCET AS ORIGINAL AS POSSIBLE THOUGH WE RESTORED THE DIAL (LOOK AT THE FADED VERSION THEN THE RESTORED)

NOTE: 3 OF THESE LANCET WATCHES IN THE SAME IS SIZE AND STYLE SOLD FOR 1000.00 EACH

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IF YOU DESIRE A DIFFERENT STRAP IN TYPE, STYLE AND/OR COLOR PLEASE CONTACT GSW BEFORE YOU INVEST. ROCK HAS OVER 1000 VINTAGE STRAPS AND BANDS OF ALL TYPES AS WELL AS OUR LARGE INVENTORY OF NEW STRAPS IN JUST ABOUT EVERY SKIN AND HYDE

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THE CASE WAS KEPT ORIGINAL

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MAIN CENTER CASE WITH WIRE & LUGS IS STEEL TOP CRYSTAL BEZEL IS BRASS WITH CHROME CASE BACK IS STEEL

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WE CHOSE AN 18MM G-18 NATO STYLE BALLISTIC NYLON IN OLIVE COLOR FOR THE STEEL WIRE LUGS

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BALLISTIC NYLON IS TWICE THE THICKNESS OF 90% OF ALL NATO STRAPS OFFERED ONLINE

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THIS “STRAIGHT THROUGH” STYLE MILITARY STRAP IS CLOSER TO WHAT WAS ORIGINALLY UTILIZED IT HAS THREE HD KEEPERS

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IT WILL FIT UP TO SIZE NINE

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THE LANCET IS AWESOME I HAVE WORN THIS BEAUTY A FEW TIMES WHAT A RESPONSE!

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THE MAIN STEEL CASE IS POLISHED JUST ENOUGH TO CLEAN IT UP AND OFFER A LOW LUSTER FINISH THE BEZEL WAS HAND BUFFED WITH A CLOTH WE COULD RE-PLATE BUT THEN THE WATCH WOULD LOOSE THE LOOK & VALUE

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HERE IS THE STANDARD LANCET CASE STYLE ALL FOUR WERE LIKE THIS WIDE RING PROVIDES STABILITY FOR LARGE DIAL

WITH A LARGE DIAL LARGE DIAL TABLE 10.5 MOVEMENT CENTER

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YOU CAN SEE WE BUFFED THE CENTER CASE

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A SHOT OF OTHER SIDE

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A SHOT OF STEEL CASE BACK

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HERE SHE IS WITH REFINISHED DIAL

BLUE WHITE RED WITH SILVER METALLIC RINGS

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I WAS TEMPTED TO STRIP THE BEZEL & CROWN & RE-PLATE

BUT A LANCET LIKE THIS IS TOO RARE ONLY 4 OF THE SUB REGISTER STYLE HAVE SURFACED ONLY 2 OF THE HACKED SWEEP SECONDS HAS BEEN FOUND AND ONLY 2 SMALLER 30MM VERSIONS HAVE BEEN FOUND

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“INDO” “CHINE”

“FREE FRENCH CROSS OF LORRAINE”

“1953”

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THE LANCET WAS MADE UTILIZING CASES AND PARTS FROM VARIOUS WATCH COMPANIES. TRENCH VERSIONS HAD 10 MOVEMENT AND CASE BRANDS. THE FIRST STANDARD MODERN (THE BLACK DIALED VERSION AT TOP WITH LUGS) LANCET WATCH HAD AS MOVEMENTS. THERE WERE FOUR WITH ELECTION MOVEMENTS. THE BASE 465 FOUND IN JUMP WATCHES WITH SUB-SECONDS IS AN ELECTION VERSION MADE IN 1945 WITH 15 JEWELS AND A UNIQUE CAP JEWEL SPRING WHICH OPERATED AS A SHOCK SYSTEM. THIS VERSION HAS A HACKED SWEEP SWEEP SECONDS HAND. THE MOVEMENT HAS SMALL WRITING LIKE “UNADJUSTED” “FIFTEEN” AND IT IS TAGGED 645S WHICH WOULD BE A 645 WITH SWEEPS SECONDS, HENCE THE “S”. THE CASE STYLE AND SIZE FOR THE LARGE 1950 LANCET –32.90 X 37 MM W/O CROWN– WITH SCREW DOWN 10.5”/23.35mm MOVEMENT, HAS BEEN THE STANDARD WITH ALL JUMP WATCHES.

WHAT DOES HACKED SWEEP SECONDS MEAN UNLIKE HACKING WATCH THAT MEANS WATCH STOPS RUNNING WHEN CROWN IS PULLED

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Prior to WWII, most watches had a sub-second register above the #6 position. By 1942, the sweep second hand watch had became the only watch to have. The two most important reasons were the fact that sweep seconds had become a must. The Government issued U.S.A. A-11pilots watch and the need for sweep seconds watches for Doctors, Medics and Nurses and other professionals, simply caused a rush to adapt watch makers sub seconds to sweeps. Rather than create new movements, watch companies simply re-tooled their existing stock piles of movements. They placed a hollow canon pinion that allowed a wheeled center shaft to protrude through the dial, mounted a second hand to it, and ran the combo with a few wheels from the very sub-seconds wheel they were eliminating..

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gsw/mwb/gsww archive photo

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THE FRENCH WORE RED/MAROON BERET THIS 1952 BERET IS FROM VIETNAM AND IT HAD THE PATCH AS SHOWN THUS WE KNOW IS IS FRENCH. YET WE HAVE NOT LEARNED OF ITS USE BUT IT IS DATED 1952 VIETNAM SO IT IS A GREAT FRENCH FIND FOR THIS MWB

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TD 2 ND – 2nd Airborne Special Forces (BN)

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Indochina IndoChine

France began its conquest of Indochina in the late 1850s. It would take years to complete the pacification of the Vietnamese, Laos and Cambodian People. In 1883 “The Treaty of Hu” formed the foundation for French colonial rule in Vietnam. In spite of military resistance, such as the Can Vuong of Phan Dinh Phung, and the Viet Nam Quoc Dan Dang, the area of the current-day nations of Vietnam Cambodia, and LAOS were made into the colony of French Indochina. 1940-1945 45 years later, in September of 1940, during the second Sino-Japanese war, the Japanese seized Indochina. Though the Collaborating French government had signed an agreement with Japan allowing the stationing of troops and other concessions, the Japanese attacked French positions and made landings and assumed control by force. The Japanese allowed the French to “run things” for nearly 4 years until news of a possible invasion of Indochina as the war wound down caused the Japanese to lock the French up. At the same time, the “Viet Minh”, a communist organization founded in 1941 and funded by the Chinese Nationalist Party and the U.S in their fight against Japanese occupation of Vietnam, had grown into a small yet powerful force trained at and in guerrilla warfare tactics.

1946-1954

During the First Indochina War (194654), the Legion saw its numbers swell due to the incorporation of Second World War veterans who couldn’t adapt to civilian life. Even so, although the Legion distinguished itself, it also took a heavy toll during the war: constantly being deployed in operations, it even reached the point that whole units were annihilated in combat, in what was a traditional Legion battlefield. Units of the Legion were also involved in the defense of Dien Bien Phu and lost a large number of men in the battle.

THE BATTLE BEGINS

During the French Indochina War (1945-1954), French forces attempted to re-establish colonial control of Vietnam, while the “Viet Minh” forces led by Ho Chi Minh fought for independence.

Initially, the Viet Minh, were unsuccessful in dealing with the better trained and equipped French forces. Their situation improved in 1949 after the Chinese Communist army of Mao Zedong defeated the Nationalist army led by Chiang Kai-Shek. This gave the communist Viet Minh a safe haven for organization and training, as well as an initially sympathetic ally to provide them with arms and logistical support. Vo Nguyen Giap, the military leader of the Viet Minh, launched an offensive against the French in early 1950. From February to April, his operation Le Hong Phong I raged through the Red River Valley, largely giving the Viet Minh control of northwestern Tonkin, near the Chinese border. The area became a Viet Minh stronghold, except for the RC4 highway. On 25 May, 2,500 Viet Minh troops overwhelmed the French fortress at Dong Khà which lay at the strategic center of RC4, thus cutting the supply line between the French positions at Cao Bang and Lang Son. French parachutists retook Dong Khon the evening of 27 May and a company of Legionnaires took charge of the fort.

Though the French won the first battle of the RC4 on 9 October 1947, the second was another story:

Route Coloniale 4 (RC4, also known as Highway 4) is a road in Vietnam, bordering the Chinese border from Hanoi to Cao Bang. The Battle of Route Coloniale 4 lasted from 30 September to 18 October 1950. Several units of the French army, including some battalions of the Foreign Legion, were decimated by the Viet Minh and essentially ceased to exist as fighting units.

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WE ADDED ANOTHER FRENCH LANCET FROM INDOCHINA DATING 1945 -1955

RESTORED & OVERHAULED VINTAGE 1944-1954 FRENCH LANCET MILITARY POCKET WATCH

IN

LEATHER CASE

41.5 mm x 40.5 mm with outer leather case

28.6 mm without leather

AND 15 JEWEL SWISS BAR SUB SECOND MANUAL WIND MILITARY MOVEMENT

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NEAR MINT CONDITION DETAILED LEATHER ON OUTER CASE RED 24HR SILVER # 9 12 3 – RECTANGULAR – HOUR MARKERS

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FRONT AND REAR CRYSTALS WERE CELLULOID CHANGED TO MODERN PLASTIC

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A SHOT OF MARKERS.SHOW ORIGINAL SILVER

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I AM GLAD I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO INVEST IN THIS 1945 TO 1955 LANCET IT IS AMAZING CLEANED & RESTORED

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NOTE THE EDGES

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NOTE THE EDGES

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NOTE THE EDGES

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SHE RUNS & LOOKS GREAT

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JUST A FEW MARS ON THE DIAL THE BLACK STEEL HANDS ARE ORIGINAL

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EXCELLENT CONDITION WITH NEW OLD STOCK PLASTIC CRYSTALS

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HERE YOU CAN SEE THE DIAL IS FANTASTIC

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I HAVE RESEARCHED THE EGG LOGO WITH 34 IN THE TOP AND AN “R” IN THE BOTTOM WITH NO LUCK IF YOU COME UP WITH SOMETHING LET US KNOW

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THIS MOVEMENT IS AWESOME SWISS MADE 15 JEWELS GOLD JEWEL SETTINGS SWISS DETAILING SWISS BARS WITH NUMBER 34 ON MAIN BRIDGE

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A SUPER EXTRAORDINARY TIME PIECE

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