Ho Chi Minh (third from left standing) and the OSS in 1945

Vietnam War Explained: Part 2

This article covers the period of French colonial rule over Indochina, the Japanese occupation of Indochina, Ho Chi Minh’s early political career, the birth of Viet Minh, the United States’ support for Viet Minh, and the end of French colonial rule over Indochina.