German in North Vietnam military

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Mannet
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German in North Vietnam military

Post by Mannet » 09 Feb 2021 13:29

Hi, searching for informations about German volunteers in US military, I found also this information:

"thousands of Germans from French Legion changed the sides and where then fighting for North Vietnam against the French. The last 5000 where later send home to East Germany, on request of the Soviets, when they became more active."

and description of photo:
"Erwin Borscher ,(left), son of a Prussian militarist house, born 1903, joined Vietminh 1946, participated in Dien Bien Phu, returned to east Germany in 1955."

https://www.quora.com/Were-there-any-Ge ... ietnam-War

Where can I find informations about those Germans, who served in North Vietnam military?

Mannet
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Re: German in North Vietnam military

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Ken S.
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Re: German in North Vietnam military

Post by Ken S. » 11 Feb 2021 00:38

Not familiar with this topic, but I found two books about this topic:

"Zwischen den Fronten. Deutsche und österreichische Überläufer zum Viet Minh"
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/252 ... en-fronten

"Von der Fremdenlegion zu den Viet Minh: Der Schweizer Überläufer Emil Selhofer im französischen Indochinakrieg"
https://www.chronos-verlag.ch/node/20642

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