Paret Peter FRENCH REVOLUTIONARY WARFARE FROM INDOCHINA TO ALGERIA The Analysis of a Political and Military Doctrine
Frederick A Praeger, New York 1964 1st Edition Hard Cover Good Good 22cm
As World War 11 came to an end, the French Army was drawn into a new, more protracted struggle against the Viet Minh in Indochina. Almost before this was was over, the French became deeply enmeshed in a war in Algeria. The author examines official reports and directives and the large body of writings by French officers who participated in these campaigns. He describes the destructive and the constructive components of counter revolutionary warfare, stressing the use of psychological tools, reindoctrination centres, health services and other techniques to construct a superior ideological base.