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The Viet Minh declared that Vietnam was to be an independent nation.
- Uses words from the US declaration of Independence!
British forces arrived to take control of the territory on behalf of the Allies
- Liberate French from POW camps
Fighting begins between French and Viet Minh
- British even use Japanese POWs to try and restore order
35,000 French soldiers under the command General Leclerc arrive in South Vietnam to restore French rule.
Viet Minh immediately begin a guerrilla campaign to harass them.
- British withdraw and leave the problem to the French