French Indochina


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French Indochina

n
(Placename) the territories of SE Asia that were colonized by France and held mostly until 1954: included Cochin China, Annam, and Tonkin (now largely Vietnam), Cambodia, Laos, and Kuang-Chou Wan (returned to China in 1945, now Zhanjiang)

French′ Indochi′na


n.
an area in SE Asia, formerly a French colonial federation: now comprising the three independent states of Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos.
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Noun1.French Indochina - the French colonies of the territory now occupied by Cambodia, Laos, and VietnamFrench Indochina - the French colonies of the territory now occupied by Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam
Indochina, Indochinese peninsula - a peninsula of southeastern Asia that includes Myanmar and Cambodia and Laos and Malaysia and Thailand and Vietnam
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Marguerite Duras was born in 1914 in French Indochina, now Vietnam.
Henrik initially lived his first five years in French Indochina.
Here are ten of his best loved movies, giving a taste of Gable's incredible talent: Red Dust (1932) Directed by Victor Fleming, this romantic drama casts an early Gable as plantation owner Dennis Carson, whose operation in the French Indochina is fraught with horrific circumstances, such as overworked employees, tigers in the jungle and the titular dust storms.
The historic bridge was built between 1899 and 1902 by the firm Dayde & Pille of Paris and opened to traffic in 1903, initially named the Paul-Doumer Bridge after the then-governor general of French Indochina and later president of France.
According to court testimony, A-chiang first seduced Hsiao-chen by inviting her to the teachers' lounge to watch the film "L'amant" (The Lover), a sexually explicit film about an illicit affair between a teenage French girl and a wealthy Chinese man in French Indochina.
The United States' involvement in the conflict stretched over decades, starting in about 1950 in what was then called French Indochina and ending in 1975.
As Rabbit channels the voices of the dead, their chorus reconstructs the turbulent history of a nation, from the days of French Indochina and the World War II rubber plantations to the chaos of postwar reunification.
Her eminent career has seen her nominated for an astonishing 31 Cesar awards including winning Best Actress for Le Dernier Metro (1980), a romantic drama set in 1940s France, and Indochine (1992), Regis Wargnier's epic about French Indochina for which she also received a Best Actress in a Leading Role nomination at the Academy Awards.
Gordon added: "We got up there and he opened it and said we're going to Saigon, French Indochina, which is Vietnam now.
On a personal note, I am especially delighted that this biography has appeared, for I regularly teach a course on French Indochina, using English translations of two of Vu Trong Phung's books, Dumb Luck (2002) and Luc Xi (2011).
Kaiser weighs the evidence very carefully, and while he concludes that FDR was fully aware that implementing the embargo might lead to war with Japan, FDR was reacting to Magic intercepts that indicated that the Japanese occupation of southern French Indochina was designed to prepare the way for the conquest of Singapore and the Dutch East Indies.