Vietnam War Bibliography:

The Communist Viewpoint

American Aircraft Systematically Attack Dams and Dikes in the D.R.V.N. Hanoi: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1968. 32 pp. Not convincing. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University.

The American Crime of Genocide in South Viet Nam. {Hanoi?}: Giai Phong, 1968. 55 pp.

American Crimes in Vietnam. Hanoi: Democratic Republic of Vietnam Commission for Investigation on the American Imperialists War Crimes in Vietnam, October 1966. 55 pp. plus several unnumbered pages of illustrations. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University, in two parts: pp. 1-32 and pp. 33-55.

A.G. Budanov, Amerikanskaia agressiia vo Vietname (American Aggression in Vietnam). Moscow: date variously given as 1965 or 1967.

Bui Tin (writing under the pen name Thanh Tin), Hoa Xuyen Tuyet. Irvine: Saigon Press, 1992. Reprinted (possibly revised?) Turpin Press, 1994 or 1995. 332 pp.

Bui Tin (writing under the pen name Thanh Tin), Mat that: Hoi ky chinh tri cua Bui Tin. Turpin Press, 1994 (on the cover) or Saigon Press, 1993 (on the title page and copyright page). xvii, 390 pp. Not just another title for the previous item.

Bui Tin, Following Ho Chi Minh: The Memoirs of a North Vietnamese Colonel. Introduction by Carlyle Thayer. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1995. xx, 202 pp. The copyright page gives the impression this is simply a translation of Hoa Xuyen Tuyet. The title page says it has been translated "and adapted" by Judy Stowe and Do Van. It has in fact been so massively adapted as to be a quite different book. Part memoir, part analysis of the defects of the Vietnamese Communist system, with considerable detail about individual leaders. Difficult to read, but very much worth the trouble.

Bui Tin, 1945-1999: Vietnam, la face cachée du régime. Paris: Kergour, 1999. 303 pp. A slightly modified French translation of Following Ho Chi Minh. Most of the changes are in the last pages, where events from 1994 to 1999 have been added. But there have been sporadic alterations elsewhere. For example, on p. 133 of Following Ho Chi Minh there was a very interesting account of Le Duan's intervention in the naval chain of command in an incident in the Gulf of Tonkin, but no exact date was specified, and while it seemed likely that Bui Tin was referring to the incident of August 2, 1964, this was not certain. In the corresponding passage (p. 218) of the French language version, a precise date is given, August 5, 1964, which is clearly an error--there was no such incident on that date. I think there is a possibility that elements of two different incidents may be being mixed together here, one of which was on August 2, 1964, and the other on July 1, 1966.

Bui Tin, trans. by Nguyen Ngoc Bich, From Enemy to Friend: A North Vietnamese Perspective on the War. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2002. xxii, 191 pp.

Wilfred Burchett: Books written by Vietnamese Communists are often pretty hard for Americans to read. One of the best ways to get around this difficulty is to read the books by the Australian writer Wilfred Burchett. He travelled widely in the Communist-ruled sections of Vietnam during the war, he wrote well, and for a Communist propagandist he was unusually honest. His relevant books include:

Cao Van Luong, Nguyen Van Nhat, and Vo Kim Cuong, Lich su khang chien chong thuc dan Phap cua quan va dan khu Tay Bac, 1945-1954. Hanoi: NXB Khoa hoc xa hoi, 2003. 528 pp.

Cao Van Luong, et. al., Cong nhan mien nam Viet Nam trong cuoc khang chien chong My, cuu nuoc, 1954-1975. Hanoi: NXB Khoa hoc xa hoi, 1977. 194 pp.

Cao Van Luong, Lich su cach mang mien nam Viet Nam, giai doan 1954-1960. Hanoi: NXB Khoa hoc xa hoi, 1991. 183 pp. Includes a bibliography, which might be very useful.

Cao Van Luong, Pham Quang Toan, and Quynh Cu, Tim hieu phong trao dong khoi o mien nam Viet Nam. Hanoi: NXB Khoa hoc xa hoi, 1981. 390 pp.

Cao Van Luong, et. al., Lich su Viet Nam 1954-1965. Hanoi: NXB Khoa hoc xa hoi, 1995. 391 pp.

Cao Van Luong, et. al., Lich su Viet Nam 1965-1975. Hanoi: NXB Khoa hoc xa hoi, 2002. 611 pp.

Cuoc tong tien cong va noi day Mau than 1968. Hanoi: Nha Xuat Ban Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 1998. 460 pp. A large number of short essays; authors include Vo Nguyen Giap, Dong Si Nguyen, many less famous people.

Dang Thuy Tram, Last Night I Dreamed of Peace: The Diary of Dang Thuy Tram. New York: Harmony Books, 2007. xxiii, 225 pp. Translated by Andrew X. Pham; Introduction by Frances Fitzgerald. Tram, a doctor sent south from Hanoi to work in a hospital in Quang Ngai, was killed by US troops 6/22/70. Her diary, captured by the US troops, covering 1968-70, ended up in the Vietnam Archive at Texas Tech University. A copy was eventually sent to Hanoi, where it was published as Nhat ky Dang Thuy Tram (Hanoi: Nha Xuat Ban Hoi Nha Van, 2005) and attracted a lot of attention. There was a forum on this book in the Journal of Vietnamese Studies, vol. 3 no. 2 (Summer 2008), pp. 172-221. The essay I found most interesting was Vuong Tri Nhan, "The Diary of Dang Thuy Tram and the Postwar Vietnamese Mentality" (pp. 180-195).

Declaration of the First Congress of the South Viet Nam National Front for Liberation. Hanoi: Foreign Languages Publishing House, June 1962. 36 pp. Declaration dated March 3, 1962. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University.

Colonel Dinh Thi Van, I Engaged in Intelligence Work. Hanoi: The Gioi Publishers, 2006. 252 pp. Vietnamese original Toi di lam tinh bao: hoi ky. Hanoi: NXB Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 1988. 253 pp. Dinh Thi Van was trained as an intelligence agent and sent south probably in the mid 1950s. She was arrested once by RVN authorities, but managed to talk her way out. The main focus of the book is on the period up to 1968, although I believe she continued working as an agent until 1975. [See also biography by Khanh Van, below.]

General Doan Tue, Phao binh xuan 1975 (Artillery, spring 1975). Hanoi: Nha Xuat Ban Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 1985. 240 pp.

Duong Thong and Le Kim, Nhung huat dong pha hoai va lat do cua CIA o Viet Nam. Hanoi: Nha Xuat Ban Cong An Nhan Dan, 1990. 242 pp.

Essential Matters: A History of the Cryptographic Branch of the People's Army of Vietnam, 1945-1975. Ft. Meade: National Security Agency, 1994. xviii, 195 pp. Translation, by David W. Gaddy, of Lich su Nganh co yeu Quan doi nhan dan Viet Nam (1945-1975) (Hanoi: Nha xuat ban Quan doi nhan dan, 1990). With a supplement (pp. 189-196) on Cryptography in the Border Guard (formerly the Armed Public Security Forces) 1959-1989. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University, in five parts: pp. 1-18, 1-35, pp. 36-86, pp. 87-137, pp. 138-187, pp. 189-196.

Han Song Thanh, Chan dung mot nha tinh bao: truyen dai. TP Ho Chi Minh: Nha Xuat Ban Van Nghe TP Ho Chi Minh, 1999. 559 pp. The life of an intelligence officer named Dao Phuc Loc, who died in 1969.

Heroes and Heroines of the Liberation Armed Forces of South Vietnam. South Vietnam: Liberation Editions, 1965 [actually, probably published in Hanoi]. 55 pp. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University.

Ho Khang, Têt Mâu Thân 1968 Tai Miên Nam Viêt Nam. Hanoi: Nha Xuat Ban Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 1998. 226 pp.

Hoang Phuong, ed., Hau phuong chien tranh nhan dan Viet Nam, 1945-1975 (The rear base of the Vietnamese people's War, 1945-1975). Hanoi: NXB Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 1997. 352 pp.

Hoat dong cong binh danh pha giao thong dich trong chien tranh chong My (1960-1975). (Hanoi?): Bo Tu Lenh Cong Binh, 1984. 143 pp.

Hoc Tap (Study) was the monthly theoretical journal of the Lao Dong Party. Many of its articles were translated into English by FBIS, JPRS, and other agencies of the United States government. Some of these translations have been placed online in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University. Some have been listed under the names of the authors in another section of this bibliography; see Cuu Long, Hoang Van Thai, Nguyen Chi Thanh, Song Hao, Vo Nguyen Giap.

Gen. Hoang Nghia Khanh, Duong len co quan Tong hanh dinh (The Road Leading to the General Headquarters). Hanoi: NXB Quan doi nhan dan, 2008. General Khanh served for years in the Combat Operations Office of the PAVN General Staff's Combat Operations Department.

In Thieu's Prisons. Hanoi: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1973. 154 pp.

Khanh Van, Nu anh hung tinh bao. TP Ho Chi Minh: Nha Xuat Ban TP Ho Chi Minh, 1995. 416 pp. The life of a female intelligence officer named Dinh Thi Van [see above], who served in South Vietnam througout the war.

Le Mau Han, ed., Dang cong san Viet nam: Cac dai hoi va hoi nghi trung uong. Hanoi: Chinh Tri Quoc Gia, 1995. 174 pp. Revised and enlarged edition: Hanoi: Chinh Tri Quoc Gia, 1998. 222 pp.

Le Van Han et al., 60 nam Tong cuc chinh tri Quan doi nhan dan Viet Nam. Hanoi: NXB Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 2004. 364 pp.

Le Van Hien, Nhat ky mot Bo truong [The Diary of a Government Minister]. Da Nang: Da Nang, 1994. Hien was finance minister of the DRV until 1951.

Lich su binh chung thiet giap Quan doi nhan dan Viet Nam 1959-1975 (History of the armored corps of the People's Army of Vietnam, 1959-1975). Hanoi: Nha xuat ban Quan doi nhan dan, 1982.

Lich su cong tac Dang cong tac chinh tri chien dich trong khang chien chong Phap va chong My, 1945-1975. Hanoi: Nha xuat ban Quan doi nhan dan, 1998. 781 pp.

Lich su Cuc Tac chien 1945-2005. Hanoi: NXB Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 2005. A history of the Combat Operations Department of the PAVN General Staff. Portions are available online.

Lich su nghe thuat chien dich Viet nam trong 30 nam chien tranh chong Phap, chong My (1945-1975) (History of Vietnamese Operational Art during the 30 year war against France, against America, 1945-1975), vol. 2, Trong khang chien chong My (1955-1975) (During the resistance war against America, 1955-1975). Hanoi: Nha xuat ban Quan doi nhan dan, 1994.

Lich su nghe thuat to chuc su dung thong tin lien lac chien dich trong khang chien chong Phap - khang chien chong My. Hanoi: Nha xuat ban Quan doi nhan dan.

Lich su quan su Viet Nam (Military history of Vietnam), vol. 11, Cuoc khang chien chong My, cuu nuoc (1954-1975). Hanoi: NXB Chinh tri quoc gia, 2005. 485 pp.

Lich su quan y quan doi nhan dan Viet Nam (History of the Medical Corps of the People's Army of Vietnam), tap 1, 1945-1954, and tap 3, 1969-1975. Hanoi: Nha Xuat Ban Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 1991, 1996. There presumably is or will be a tap 2.

Lich su Tong cuc chinh tri Quan doi nhan dan Viet nam (History of the General Political Directorate of the People's Army of Vietnam), Tap I, 1944-1975. Hanoi: NXB Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 2004. 799 pp.

Jay Mallin, ed., Strategy for Conquest: Communist Documents on Guerrilla Warfare. Coral Gables, Florida: University of Miami Press, 1970. 381 pp. Foreword by S.L.A. Marshall. Includes writings by Mao Zedong, Lin Biao, Vo Nguyen Giap, Hoang Van Thai, Che Guevara, R. [presumably Raul] Castro, and a Cuban of whom I had not previously heard, named Alberto Bayo.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Democratic Republic of Vietnam, Facts and Figures Concerning U.S. And U.S. Agents' Sabotage Activities in North Viet Nam. Hanoi, 1963. 61 pp. Covers the years 1961-1962. Illustrated. Has a comprehensive chronological listing, and particular detail on some particular incidents such as the downing of a C-47 in Ninh Binh province on July 2, 1961, and the capture of four frogmen near the mouth of the Gianh River, in Quang Binh province, on the night of June 29, 1962. Table of contents and text (pp. 9-61), but not cover, title page, or other front matter, have been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project at Texas Tech University.

Suren Mkhitarian and T. Mkhitarian, V'etnamskaia Revolutziia: Voprosy Teorii i Praktiki (The Vietnamese Revolution: Questions of Theory and Practice). Moscow, 1986.

Nguyen Binh Son, Nhung ngay o Canh Dong Chum: hoi uc. Hanoi: NXB Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 1997. 283 pp. Memoir of service on the Plain of Jars.

Nguyen Dinh Thach, et al., Lich su Phao binh Quan doi nhan dan Viet Nam, 1945-1975. Hanoi: Nha Xuat Ban Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 1991. 381 pp.

Nguyen Dinh Tien, Chan dung tuong nguy Sai Gon. 3d ed, expanded. Hanoi: NXB Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 2000. 359 pp.

Nguyen Hong Chau, et. al., Nhung nam thang nho mai.  Ban Nghien Cuu Lich Su Dang Tinh Phu Khanh, 1984.  402 pp.

Nguyen Hung, Bay Vien: thu linh Binh xuyen.  Hanoi: Van Hoc, 1999.  419 pp.  I am not sure whether this is a biography of Bay Vien, or a historical novel about him.

Nguyen Huu An, with Nguyen Tu Duong, Chien truong moi: hoi uc (The New Battlefield: A Memoir). Hanoi: NXB Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 1995. 327 pp. 2d edition: Hanoi: NXB Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 2002. 274 pp. Nguyen Huu An was sent to South Vietnam in 1964, serving initially in the Central Highlands, later in Quang Tri.

Nguyen Huu An, with Nguyen Tu Duong, The New Battlefield: A Memoir. Hanoi: The Gioi, 2006. vi, 243 p.

Thuong tuong (General) Nguyen Huu An, Hoi ky va tac pham. Hanoi: NXB Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 2011. 578 pp. Mostly writings by General An, including his memoir Chien truong moi (pp. 29-306), but at the end (pp. 485-576) are some essays about him by others.

Nguyen Huu Tho, Trinh Dinh Thao, and Tran Nam Trung, Ten Prodigious Years. South Viet Nam: Giai Phong Editions, 1971 (actually, probably published in Hanoi). 75 pp. Speeches made on the tenth anniversary of the founding of the National Liberation Front. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University, in two parts: pp. 1-38 and pp. 39-75.

Nguyen Ngoc Thanh, Lich su cong binh Viet Nam, 1945-1975 (History of the military engineers of Vietnam, 1945-1975). Hanoi: Nha xuat ban Quan doi nhan dan, 1991. 403 pp.

Nguyen Tai, Doi mat voi CIA My (Face to face with the American CIA). Hanoi: Hoi Nha Van, 1999. 265 pp. Memoir by a senior Communist Communist officer who had commanded agents and assassination teams in Saigon in the late 1960s. He was captured in 1970, held until 1975.

Thieu Tuong (Brigadier General) Nguyen Tu Cuong, Nhiem vu dac biet (Special tasks). Hanoi: Nha Xuat Ban Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 1987. 300 pp.

Nguyen Van Hieu, "Special War"--An Outgrowth of Neo-Colonialism. Peking: Foreign Languages Press, 1965. 25 pp. A talk Hieu gave in Beijing in August 1964, interesting for the range of western sources he cites for his statements. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University.

Nu anh hung luc luong vu trang nhan dan (Female heroes of the people's armed forces). Hanoi: Nha Xuat Ban Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 1994. 228 pp.

On the Problem of War and Peace. Hanoi: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1964. A collection of four long articles published in major Hanoi journals in late 1963 and early 1964. No authors are given in this collection, even for articles that had been signed in the original publications. Thus no author is given here for "Some Viewpoints on War and Peace" (pp. 61-93). When this had been published in Hoc Tap, 1964, no. 1, pp. 28-40, the author had been listed as Hong Chuong (probably a pseudonym for some senior leader). "Man and Weapons" (pp. 95-118), originally published in Hoc Tap, 1963, no. 9, is interesting; it argues that the human factor is more important than weapons in warfare, and that the proletarian army of the DRV will inevitably defeat reactionary armies. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University, in two parts: pp. 1-77,   pp. 78-135.

Phan Thien Chau, ed., Communist Vietnamese Publications: Selected from the Vietnamese Collection of the Library of Congress. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress Orientalia Division, 1971. 3 reels of microfilm. Materials, mostly pamphlets, dated 1932 to 1965.

Phan Thu Lang, Thieu-Ky, mot thoi hanh tien, mot thoi suy vong. Hanoi: Cong an nhan dan, 2000. 383 pp.

Phan Thu Lang, Bao Dai: vi vua trieu Nguyen cuoi cung. TP Ho Chi Minh: Cong An Nhan Dan, 1999. 324 pp.

Phan Thu Lang, Thieu-Ky: mot thoi hanh tien, mot thoi suy vong. Hanoi: Cong An Nhan Dan, 2000. 383 pp.

Phao binh nhan dan Viet Nam, vol. 1: Nhung chang duong chien dau (The people's artillery of Vietnam: The first stages). Hanoi: Nha xuat ban Quan doi nhan dan, 1982. 389 pp. Covers the period up to 1954.

Madeleine Riffaud, "Two Months with Guerrilla Forces in South Vietnam." JPRS: 29,284, March 25, 1965. 54 pp. Translation of a series of articles published in the French Communist Party newspaper l'Humanité, February 2 to March 4, 1965. The text has been placed online by STINET.

South Viet Nam: A Month of Unprecedented Offensive and Uprising. n.p.: Giai Phong Publishing House, March 1968. 87 pp. Tet Offensive. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University, in two parts: pp. 1-43 and pp. 44-87.

South Viet Nam Congress of People's Representatives for the Formation of the Provisional Revolutionary Government of the Republic of South Viet Nam. South Vietnam: Giai Phong editions, 1969 [actually, probably published in Hanoi]. 66 pp. Includes speech by Trinh Dinh Thao, report by Nguyen Huu Tho. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project at Texas Tech University.

They Work and Fight. Hanoi: Viet Nam Federation of Trade Unions, 1972. 66 pp. Presumably a bit fictionalized. The first of the six chapters is about the personnel struggling to keep the Thanh Hoa Bridge ("May 19 Bridge") functioning in the face of American air attacks. The last is the story of Tran Van Thai, a worker on a state farm in the highlands. On September 20, 1965, he helped to shoot down an American helicopter and capture three of its personnel. From the date, it can be determined that this was an HH-43B Huskie rescue helicopter piloted by USAF Capt. Thomas J. Curtis, who was indeed captured along with two of his crewmen. The location was near the Laotian border, southwest of Ha Tinh. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University, in two parts: pp. 1-46 and pp. 47-66.

The Thieu Regime Put to the Test: 1973-1975. Hanoi: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1975. 120 pp. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University, in four parts: pp. 1-32; pp. 33-63; pp. 64-93; pp. 94-120.

Tran Bach Dang, Chung mot bong co: ve Mat tran dan toc giai phong mien Nam Viet Nam (Under one flag: on the National Liberation Front of South Vietnam). Hanoi: Chinh Tri Quoc Gia, 1993. 979 pp.

Tran Xuan Truong, Chu nghia yeu nuoc Viet Nam: thoi dai Ho Chi Minh.  Hanoi: NXB Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 1999.  200 pp.

Truong Nhu Tang, with David Chanoff and Doan Van Toai, A Vietcong Memoir. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1985. Truong Nhu Tang served as a Communist agent in Saigon for several years; he has interesting comments on Pham Ngoc Thao. He became Minister of Justice in the PRG in 1969. After the end of the war he defected to the West.

Tu dien bach khoa quan su Viet nam (Military encyclopedia of Vietnam). Hanoi: Nha xuat ban Quan doi nhan dan Viet nam, 1996. 1007 pp.   Rev. ed. Hanoi: NXB Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 2004. 1295 pp. An extremely valuable reference work.

Van Phan, Doan mat vu cua Ngo Dinh Can: sach tham khao cua luc luong CAND. 2d ed. Hanoi: Cong An Nhan Dan, 1996. 206 pp.

Viet Nam Destruction: War Damage. Hanoi: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1977. 66 pp. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University.

Vietnam Courier/Le courrier du Vietnam was a magazine published in English and French, in Hanoi. Many individual articles have been placed online in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University, but not so many whole issues. A new series began (issue numbers started over at no. 1) in 1972.

Vietnamese Studies/Etudes vietnamiennes. A series of short paperback books, typically containing five to ten articles, published in Hanoi by Foreign Languages Press/Editions en Langues Etrangeres in both English and French, on the war and a variety of other topics. If Nguyen Khac Vien was not the editor of the series from its beginning, he soon became the editor. Portions of several of these volumes have been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University; see links below.


 

Broad Accounts

Cuoc chien tranh ba muoi nam, 1945-1975 (The 30-year war, 1945-1975), vol. 1, 1945-1954. Hanoi: The Gioi, 2000.

Dang Huu Loc, ed., Lich su Quan doi nhan dan Viet Nam, 5th ed.  2 vols.  Hanoi: NXB Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 1999.

S. Divilkovsky and I. Ognetov, The Road to Victory: The Struggle for National Independence, Unity, Peace and Socialism in Vietnam. Moscow: Progress Publishers,1980. 270 pp.

History of the Communist Party of Vietnam. Hanoi: The Gioi, 1986. The Communist Party of Vietnam at one time placed either the complete text, or a large portion of it on its web site, but I am not sure it is still available online.

Lich su cuoc khang chien chong thuc dan Phap, 1945-1954 (History of the resistance war against French colonialism, 1945-1954), 4 vols. Hanoi: Nha xuat ban Quan doi nhan dan, 1985-1990.

Lich su Dang cong san Viet Nam (chuong trinh cao cap), 4 vols. Hanoi: NXB Sach Giao Khoa Mac–Le-nin, 1986. Vol. II: Phan cach mang mien nam 1954–1975. 149 pp. Vol. III: Cach mang xa hoi chu nghia o mien bac, 1954-1975. 201 pp.

Lich su Dang cong san Viet Nam: so thao, vol. I, 1920-1954. Hanoi: Su That, 1983. 771 pp.

Lich su Dang cong san Viet Nam: so thao, vol. I, 1920-1954, 2d ed. Hanoi: Su That, 1984. 773 pp.

Lich su Dang cong san Viet Nam (tap bai giang), 3d. ed. Hanoi: NXB Dai Hoc va Trung Hoc, 1977. 480 pp. A college textbook.

Lich su Dang cong san Viet Nam (tom tat) (History of the Vietnamese Communist Party [summary]). Hanoi: Su That, 1985. 314 pp.

Lich su khang chien chong My, cuu nuoc, (1954-1975) (History of the resistance war against America for national salvation
(1954-1975)), 2 vols.  Hanoi: Su That, 1990-1991.

Lich su khang chien chong My, cuu nuoc, 1954-1975 (History of the resistance war against America for national salvation,
1954-1975).  8 volumes. Vols. 1-4 go up to 1967; vol. 5 (published in 2001) includes the Tet Offensive of 1968. Hanoi: NXB Chinh Tri Quoc Gia, 1996- .

Lich su Quan doi Nhan dan Viet Nam (History of the People's Army of Vietnam), vol. I. Hanoi: Nha xuat ban Quan doi Nhan dan, 1977. History of the People's Army from its origins to 1954.

Lich su Quan doi Nhan dan Viet Nam (History of the People's Army of Vietnam), vol. II, part 1. Hanoi: Nha xuat ban Quan doi Nhan dan, 1988. 429 pp. History of the People's Army from 1954 to 1968.

Lich su Quan doi Nhan dan Viet Nam (History of the People's Army of Vietnam), 2 vols. Hanoi: Nha xuat ban Quan doi Nhan dan, 1994. Vol. 2, covering the years 1954-1975, was written by Phan Dinh, Hoang Co Quang, Nguyen Duc Thong, Ho Huu Vinh, Nguyen Quoc Dung, and Hoang Phuong, edited by Hoang Van Thai and Tran Van Quang. The English translation of Volume 2 is an important work that all serious libraries should have:

Nam muoi lam nam Quan doi nhan dan Viet Nam (alternate title: 55 nam Quan doi nhan dan Viet Nam: bien nien su kien).  Hanoi: NXB Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 1999.  807 pp.

Nguyen Khac Vien, The Long Resistance (1858-1975). Hanoi: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1975.

Nhung su kien lich su Dang (Events in the history of the Party). Vol. I, 1920-1945. Hanoi: Su That, 1976. Vol II: 1945-1954. Hanoi: Su That, 1979. 394 pp. [I believe there is a Vol. III that covers the struggle for the South.] Vol. IV: Ve cach mang xa hoi chu nghia o mien Bac Viet Nam (1954-1975). Hanoi: NXB Thong Tin Ly Luan, 1982. 433 pp.

An Outline History of the Viet Nam Workers' Party. Hanoi: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1970. 183 pp.

Pham Quang Dinh, ed., Lich su Dang cong san Viet Nam [History of the Communist Party of Vietnam], 2d ed., Vol I. Hanoi: NXB Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 2007. 206 pp. Covers the years up to 1975. This is a text, intended for use in officer training, issued by the Political Directorate of the People's Army of Vietnam.

The 30-Year War. Hanoi: The Gioi, 2012. x, 734 pp.

Tran Nam Tien, ed., Hoi dap lich su Viet Nam [Questions and answers on the history of Vietnam]. T.P. Ho Chi Minh: NXB Tre, 2013. 10 vols.

Tran Van Quang, ed., Tong ket cuoc khang chien chong My, cuu nuoc: thang loi va bai hoc. Ha Noi: Chinh tri quoc gia, 1995. 321 pp. I believe this is the the book that is supposed to contain, on p. 221, a figure of 21,400 tons for shipments of military materiel through Sihanoukville to Vietnamese Communist forces, 1966-1969.

Viet Nam: 30 nam chien tranh giai phong va bao ve to quoc (1945-1975) (bien nien su kien). Hanoi: NXB Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 2005. 694 pp. A day-by-day chronology of the Indochina wars.

Viet Nam, nhung su kien, 1945-1986.  Hanoi: Khoa hoc xa hoi, 1990.  I haven't actually seen this, but it may be a quite valuable reference work.

Vietnam: The Anti-U.S. Resistance War for National Salvation, 1954-1975: Military Events. The original was published by the People's Army Publishing House, Hanoi, 1980. The English translation by JPRS and/or FBIS was published in June 1982; it is available from the National Technical Information Service as JPRS 80968. 183 pp. This is, in effect, a PAVN official history of the war. While significantly biased, it is far more candid than Hanoi publications during the war; fairly detailed discussion of the infiltration of men and equipment from north to south during the war was especially striking at the time this was first published. The main problem is the lack of serious analysis, and the episodic nature of the narrative. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University, in four parts: pp. 1-48, pp. 49-98, pp. 99-148,
 

Collections of Communist Party Documents

Lich su Dang cong san Viet nam: trich van kien Dang (History of the Communist Party of Vietnam: excerpts from Party documents). 3 vols. Hanoi: Nha Xuat Ban Sach Giao Khoa Mac - Le-nin, 1978-1979. Tap I: 1930-1945. 1978. 493 pp. Tap II: 1945-1954. 1978. 434 pp. Tap III: 1954-1976. 1979. 667 pp.

Patrick J. McGarvey, ed., Visions of Victory: Selected Vietnamese Communist Military Writings, 1964-1968. Stanford: Hoover Institution, 1969. xi, 276 pp. Despite the subtitle, none of the documents in this volume dates from before the middle of 1966. Includes Vo Nguyen Giap on the strategic role of the Self-Defense Militia; also writings of Nguyen Chi Thanh/Truong Son, Cuu Long, Van Tien Dung, and Chien Binh. considerable portions of this have been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University:
From Part I: Introduction, by McGarvey: pp. 24-31 ("Missiles, MIGs, and Men").  
From Part II: Documents: pp. 61-71 (Nguyen Chi Thanh, in Hoc Tap, July 1966).   pp. 92-100 (Cuu Long, on Liberation Radio, September 7, 1966).   pp. 114-118 (Nguyen Chi Thanh, in Quan Doi Nhan Dan, May 31, 1967).   pp. 252-256 (Circular from Central Office of South Vietnam [COSVN] Current Affairs Committee and Military Affairs Committee of South Vietnam Liberation Army [SVNLA] Headquarters Concerning a Preliminary Assessment of the Situation, 1 February 1968). pp. 267-276 (Chien Binh, "Heavy Blows Have Lasting Effects," in Quan Doi Nhan Dan, February 11, 1968).

75 Years of the Communist Party of Viet Nam 1930-2005): A selection of documents from nine Party Congresses. Hanoi: The Gioi, 2005. vii, 1295 pp.

Van kien dang: toan tap. Hanoi: Chinh Tri Quoc Gia, 1998- . The huge collection of documents is a very valuable source. The last I heard, publication had reached volume 35, covering the year 1974. Usually one volume covers one year in the history of the Party, but there are exceptions. Vol. 1 is 1924-1930; vol. 6 is 1936-1939; vol. 7 is 1940-1945. The volumes vary from large to very large:

Van kien dang ve khang chien chong thuc dan Phap (Party documents regarding the war of resistance against French colonialism), vol. I (1945-1950) and vol. II (1951-1954). Hanoi: Nha xuat ban su that, 1986 and 1988.

Vietnam Documents and Research Notes is a series containing translations of many Communist documents, published during the war by the U.S. Mission in Vietnam.
 

International Relations

Dang cong san Viet nam, Su that ve quan he Viet nam - Trung quoc trong 30 nam qua. Hanoi: Su That, 1981.

M. P. Isaev and A. S. Chernyshev, Istoriia Sovetsko-V'etnamskikh otnoshenii (History of Soviet-Vietnamese relations). Moscow: International Relations, 1986.

Luu Van Loi, Nam muoi nam ngoai giao Viet Nam, 1945-1995, vol. 1, Ngoai giao Viet Nam, 1945-1975.  Hanoi: Cong an nhan dan, 1996.  (453 pp.?)

Luu Van Loi, Fifty Years of Vietnamese Diplomacy, 1945-1995, vol. 1, 1945-1975. Hanoi: The Gioi, 2000.

Mai Van Bo, Tan cong ngoai giao va tiep xuc bi mat: hoi ky (Diplomatic offensive and secret contacts).  TP Ho Chi Minh: Nha Xuat Ban Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh, 1985.  201 pp.

Y. Mikheyev and V. Zelentsov, trans. by David Skvirsky, On the Side of a Just Cause; Soviet Assistance to the Heroic Vietnamese People. Moscow: Progress Publishers, (1970?). 127 pp.

Nguyen Dinh Binh et al., eds., Ngoai giao Viet Nam, 1945-2000 [Vietnamese Diplomacy, 1945-2000]. Hanoi: Chinh tri quoc gia, 2002. 535 pp.

Nguyen Duy Thanh, My Four Years with the Viet-Minh. Bombay: Democratic Research Service, 1950. The author had served in the China section of the DRV Foreign Ministry.

Nguyen Duy Trinh, Mat tran ngoai giao thoi ky chong My cuu nuoc, 1965-1975. Hanoi: su That, 1979. 318 pp.

Pham Van Dong va ngoai giao Viet Nam [Pham Van Dong and Vietnam's foreign relations]. Hanoi: NXB Chinh tri quoc gia, 2006. 766 pp.

Quan he Viet-Lao, Lao-Viet: hoi thao khoa hoc Truong dai hoc tong hop Ha Noi.  Hanoi: Chinh Tri Quoc Gia, 1993.  339 pp.

 

See also The Paris Negotiations and the Paris Agreement for Hanoi publications in this subject.
 

Particular Geographic Areas

North Vietnam

Cong an thu do: nhung chang duong lich su, vol 1, Chong thu trong giac ngoai, chien dau 9 nam trong long Ha Noi dich tam chiem, 1945-1954.  Hanoi: Cong An Nhan Dan, 1990.

Hai phong: lich su khang chien chong de quoc My xam luoc. Hanoi: NXB Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 1989. 289 pp.

Huu Thai, Alert on the 17th Parallel. Hanoi: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1965. 55 pp. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project at Texas Tech University, in two parts: pp. 1-32 and pp. 33-49, and numerous un-numbered pages of photos. Defense of the southern panhandle of North Vietnam against various attacks, including what look like OPLAN 34A raids that I have not seen mentioned in other sources, Operation Flaming Dart, and the first weeks of Rolling Thunder (up to March 19, 1965).

Le Duc Triem et. al., Quan khu 4: lich su khang chien chong thuc dan Phap xam luoc, 1945-1954.  Hanoi: NXB Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 1990.  411 pp.

Le Nhu Huan and Tran Van Binh, eds., Nam Dinh: lich su khang chien chong thuc dan Phap va de quoc My, 1945-1975.  Hanoi: NXB Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 1999.  507 pp.

Nguyen Duc Cham, ed., Hoa Binh: lich su khang chien chong thuc dan Phap va de quoc My, 1945-1975.  Hanoi: NXB Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 1999.  335 pp.

Quan Khu 2, Mot so Tran danh trong Chien tranh Giai phong 1945-1975 (tap III) [Military Region 2, Several Battles During the War of Liberation 1945-1975 (vol. III)]. Hanoi: Nha Xuat Ban Quan Doi Nhan Dan Viet Nam, 1996. This is the post-war Military Region 2 of the SRV, successor to the Northwest Military Region. Includes operations in Laos by forces of the military region. Volume III includes the years 1968 and 1969. A translation of one section, "A Military Region Sapper Team's Surprise Attack on the TACAN Site on Pha-thi Mountain on March 11, 1968", has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project at Texas Tech University.

Vo Van Minh et. al., Quan khu 4: lich su khang chien chong My, cuu nouc, 1954-1975.  Hanoi: NXB Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 1994.  517 pp.

Southern Trung Bo, including the Central Highlands

Dang Vu Hiep, Memory of Tay Nguyen (The Central Highlands). Hanoi: The Gioi, 2012. xii, 280. Vietnamese original Ky uc Tay Nguyen. Hiep was assigned to the headquarters for the Tay Nguyen Front in the summer of 1965.

Giai phong Khe Sanh - Huong Hoa: Mau than 1968. Hanoi: Nha Xuat Ban Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 1998. 350 pp.

General Hoang Minh Thao, with Pham Vu Quynh, Military Operations in the Central Highlands [title on title page] or Military Operation in the Central Highlands [title on cover]. Hanoi: The Gioi, 2012. 257 pp. Despite the title, this is an autobiography, starting with Thao's experiences in China during World War II. In 1966, he was sent to South Vietnam to become deputy commander, under Chu Huy Man, of forces in the Central Highlands. About half the book is devoted to the final campaigns, in 1975.

Le Hai Trieu, Su doan 10: binh doan Tay nguyen. Hanoi: Nha xuat ban Quan doi nhan dan, 1987. 226 pp.

Le Hong Khanh et. al., Son My, nhin lai 30 nam. Hanoi: NXB Chinh Tri Quoc Gia, 1998. 81 pp. The My Lai massacre.

Lich su dang bo Kon tum. Hanoi: Chinh Tri Quoc Gia, 1996.

Lich su khang chien chong My cuu nuoc luc luong vu trang Tuyen Duc, 1954-1975. (Da Lat?): Bo chi huy quan su Tinh Lam Dong, 1994. 345 pp.

Lich su Khu 6 (cuc Nam Trung Bo Nam Tay Nguyen) khang chien chong My, 1954-1975. Hanoi: NXB Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 1995. 442 pp.

Nguyen Phung Minh et. al., Nam Trung bo khang chien, 1945-1975.  Hanoi: Vien lich su Dang, 1992.

Quan khu 5: thang loi va nhung bai hoc trong khang chien chong My, vol. 1.  Hanoi: NXB Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 1981.

Quang Ngai: lich su chien tranh nhan dan 30 nam, 1945-1975.  [Quang Ngai]: Nha Xuan Ban Tong Hop Nghia Binh, 1988.  463 pp.

Su doan Sao Vang: Binh doan Chi Lang Quan khu 1 (The Gold Star Division: Chi Lang Corps, Military Region 1). Hanoi: NXB Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 1984. 493 pp. A history of the 3d Division, established in Binh Dinh province in 1965. The reference to Military Region 1 (near the Chinese border) in the subtitle is there because the division, after fighting in Binh Dinh and nearby provinces from 1965 to 1975, was transferred north in the late 1970s. Translated by Robert J. Destatte for the U.S. Army Center of Military History, Histories Division, as "The Yellow Star Division: A History."

Tran Mai Nam, The Narrow Strip of Land. Hanoi: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1969. 211 pp. Quang Tri and Thua Thien provinces, late 1966 to early 1967. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project at Texas Tech University, in parts: pp. 50-57,   pp. 58-108,   pp. 109-158,   pp. 159-209,   pp. 210-211.

The B-2 Theater (bridging Trung Bo and Nam Bo)

Bo quoc phong Quan khu 7, Lich su Bo chi huy Mien (1961-1976). Hanoi: NXB Chinh tri quoc gia, 2004. 705 pp.

Cong tac hau can trong Chien truong B-2. Hanoi: Nha Xuat Ban Quan Doi Nhan Dan. A logistical history of the B-2 Theater.

Trinh Nhu, ed., Lich su bien nien Xu uy Nam bo va Trung uong Cuc Mien nam (1954-1975) [Chronicles of the Regional Party Committee for Nam Bo and the Central Committee Southern Branch {COSVN} (1954-1975)]. Hanoi: NXB Chinh Tri Quoc Gia, 2002. 1120 pp. 2d ed. Hanoi: NXB Chinh Tri Quoc Gia, 2008. 1454 pp. A very detailed chronology.

Tran Van Tra, Nhung chang duong lich su cu B2 thanh dong, 5 vols. projected. Vol. 5, Ket thuc cuoc chien tranh 30 nam, was published first, (Ho Chi Minh City: Van Nghe, 1982), and was translated as Vietnam: History of the Bulwark B-2 Theatre, vol. 5: Concluding the 30-Years War, JPRS 82783 (Springfield, VA: NTIS, 1983). It covered the period from 1973 to 1975. It was widely rumored that General Tra got in trouble for having published this. Vol. 1, Hoa binh hay chien tranh (Hanoi: Nha Xuat Ban Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 1992) covered the period from 1954 to 1960.

Nam Bo

Bui Trong Trung, Mat tran tham lang: ky su. Ho Chi Minh city: NXB TP Ho Chi Minh, 1997. 196 pp. Ben Tre province.

Chien thang Xuan Loc-Long Khanh trong cuoc tong tien cong va noi day mua xuan, 1975. [Bien Hoa?]: Nha xuat ban Tong hop Dong Nai, 2003. 806 pp.

Tran Ba Diem, et al., Cong tac dang, cong tac chinh tri: luc luong vu trang Quan khu IX (Dong bang Song Cuu long), 1945-2000. Issued by Dang uy - Bo tu lenh Quan khu IX. Hanoi: NXB Quan doi nhan dan, 2002.

Doan 10 Rung Sac anh hung. TP Ho Chi Minh: Nha Xuat Ban Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh, 1986. 81 pp.

Ha Minh Hong, Phong trao chong pha binh dinh nong thon o Nam Bo trong cuoc khang chien chong My cuu nuoc: giai doan 1969-1972.  Hanoi: Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 2000.  219 pp.

Ho Son Dai, Cuoc khang chien 1945-1975 nhin tu Nam Bo. Hanoi: NXB Chinh Tri Quoc Gia, 2008. 478 pp.

Khu VIII - Trung Nam Bo khang chien chong My, cuu nuoc, 1954-1975. Hanoi: Chinh tri quoc gia, 2001. 759 pp.

Le Quoc San, Cuoc do suc than ky (The incredible trial of strength). Hanoi: NXB Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 1991. Le Quoc San, a.k.a. Tam Phuong, returned to the South in 1961, and was the military commander for the central Mekong Delta area for most of the Second Indochina War.

Le Viet Thang, Nguyen Van Nhan [a.k.a. Ba Chim], et al., Lon len cung cach mang (Growing up with the revolution). Tien giang: Ban Tuyen Giao Tinh Uy Tien Giang, 1995. A collection of short memoirs by revolutionaries from Tien giang (My tho, Dinh tuong) province.

Lich su dang bo mien Dong Nam Bo lanh dao lanh dao khang chien chong thuc dan Phap va de quoc My, 1945-1975. Hanoi: NXB Chinh Tri Quoc Gia, 2003. 585 pp.

Lich su Nam bo khang chien (History of the Resistance War in Nam Bo). 4 volumes. Hanoi: NXB Chinh Tri Quoc Gia, 2010-12.
        Vol. 1: 1945-1954. 2010.
        Vol. 2: 1954-1975. 2010.
        Bien nien su kien lich su Nam bo khang chien, 1945-1975 [Chronology of the history of the resistance war in Nam Bo, 1945-1975]. Hanoi: NXB Chinh Tri Quoc Gia, 2011. 1042 pp.
        Nhung van de chinh yeu trong lich su Nam bo khang chien, 1945-1975 [Important questions in the history of the resistance war in Nam Bo, 1945-1975]. Hanoi: NXB Chinh Tri Quoc Gia, 2012. 1319 pp. The peasants and the land question; the revolutionary movement in greater Saigon; the development of armed forces and armed struggle; nationalities (ethnicities) issues; religious issues; women; economic and financial issues; culture, journalism, and literature; prisons and POW camps.

Lich su Tay Nam bo khang chien (History of the Resistance War in Western Nam Bo). 3 volumes. Hanoi: NXB Chinh Tri Quoc Gia, 2010.
        Vol. 1: 1945-1954
        Vol. 2: 1955-1969
        Vol. 3: 1969-1975

Luc luong vu trang tinh Vinh long 30 nam khang chien, 1945-1975, vol. 1.  TP Ho Chi Minh: Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 1999.

Nguyen Thi Thap, Tu dat Tien giang (From the land of Tien giang). Ho Chi Minh City: NXB Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh, 1986. Nguyen Thi Thap, a.k.a. Muoi Thap, was born in My Tho province (later Dinh Tuong, and after the war, Tien giang) in 1908. She became involved in revolutionary activities in the late 1920s, and was an important leader in My Tho by the time of the August Revolution. She went north in 1953, and was briefly a land reform cadre there. She returned briefly to the South after the signing of the Geneva Accords, then was regrouped to the North, where she stayed until 1975.

Nguyen Van Bong, Rung U Minh (The U Minh Forest), vol. 2.  Nha Xuat Ban Van Hoc So Van Hoa Thong Tin Minh Hai, 1984.  317 pp.

Nhung tran danh cua luc luong vu trang dong bang song Cuu Long. Hanoi: NXB Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 1997. At head of title: Bo tu lenh Quan khu 9.

Phao mien dong Nam bo: Tap hoi uc. Hanoi: NXB Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 1996. 242 pp.

Quan khu 8: ba muoi nam khang chien, 1945-1975.  Hanoi: NXB Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 1998.  863 pp.

Quan khu bon, ky niem sau sac.  Hanoi: Thanh Nien, 1995.  248 pp.

Quynh Cu, Dong khoi o Ben Tre. Ho Chi Minh city: NXB TP Ho Chi Minh, 1985. 213 pp.

Tran Hai Phung and Luu Phuong Thanh, Lich su Sai gon - Cho lon - Gia dinh khang chien, 1945-1975.  TP Ho Chi Minh: Nha xuat ban Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh, 1994.  702 pp.

Truong Minh Hoach, et. al., Quan Khu 9: 30 nam khang chien, 1945-1975.  Hanoi: NXB Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 1996.  719 pp.

Truong Thi Thu, et al., Lich su phu nu Nam Bo khang chien. Hanoi: Chinh Tri Quoc Gia, 2006. 526 pp.

Vo Tran Nha et. al., Lich su Dong thap muoi: goi nguoi dang song.  TP Ho Chi Minh: Nha Xuat Ban TP Ho Chi Minh, 1993.  473 pp.  The Plain of Reeds, west of Saigon.

 

See also The Ho Chi Minh Trail
 

Special Attack Units ("Sappers")

Chien si dac cong va biet dong thanh: nhung chien cong oanh liet. Hanoi: NXB Van hoa thong tin, 2010. 247 pp.

Lich su bo doi dac cong Da Nang, 1952-1975. Danang: Nha xuat ban Da Nang, 2004. 315 pp.

Nguyen Quoc Minh, Vu Doan Thanh, Pham Gia Khanh, and Nguyen Thanh Xuan, Lich su bo doi dac cong (History of the sapper forces). Hanoi: Nha Xuat Ban Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 1987.

Tran Kim Hung, ed., Nhung tran danh tieu beiu cua bo doi dact cong thanh pho Da Nang. Danang: Nha xuat ban Da Nang, 2005. 305 pp.

Truong Xuan Hoa and Nguyen Van Binh, eds., Dot nhap: tap truyen ky viet ve Bo doi dac cong anh hung. Hanoi: NXB Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 2006. 343 pp.

Vu Doan Thanh, Nguyen Quoc Minh, and Ha Dinh Loan, Lich su nghe thuat su dung dac cong trong cach chien dich, 1950-1975. Hanoi: NXB Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 1996. 180 pp.
 

Air and Air Defense Forces

Chau Minh Vung, Tran Hoi, and Nguyen The Bao, Lich su Su doan khong quan 371. Hanoi: NXB Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 1997. 369 pp.

Senior Colonel Ho Si Huu et. al., Lich su quan chung phong khong (History of the Air Defense Service), 2 vols.  Hanoi: NXB Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 1991, 1993.

Hoang Van Khang, Dang thang B-52: hoi ky. Hanoi: NXB Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 1993.

Le Nguyen Ba, Lich su Su doan phong khong Ha Noi (History of the Hanoi Air Defense Division). Hanoi: Su Doan Phong Khong Ha Noi, 1985.

Lich su Su doan phong khong 363.  Hanoi: NXB Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 1995.  392 pp.

Mot so tran danh phong khong trong khang chien chong Phap, chong My (A number of anti-aircraft battles during the resistance wars against the French and the Americans), vol. III. Hanoi: NXB Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 1995.

Nghiem Dinh Tich, Lich su Trung doan phao phong khong 224.  Hanoi: NXB Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 1997.  336 pp.

Nghiem Dinh Tich and Dinh Khoi Sy, Lich su Su doan phong khong Ha Noi (Su doan 361) (History of the Hanoi Air Defense Division [Division 361]).  Hanoi: NXB Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 1995.  386 pp.

Nguyen Dinh Thich [Nghiem Dinh Thich?], Su Doan Phong Khong 375.  Hanoi: NXB Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 1998.  442 pp.

Major General Nguyen Xuan Mau and The Ky, Bao ve bao troi: hoi ky (Defending the skies: a memoir). Hanoi: NXB Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 1982.

Nguyen Xuan Mau, Bao ve bau troi: hoi uc. Hanoi: Nha xuat ban Tre, 2005. 565 pp.

Phong khong khong quan (Anti-aircraft and air forces).  vol. 1 Hanoi: NXB Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 1978.  513 pp (goes up to 1965).  vol. 3 Hanoi: NXB Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 1982.

Ta Hong et. al., Lich su khong quan nhan dan Viet Nam, 1955-1977. Hanoi: NXB Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 1993. 346 pp.

Xuan Vu et. al., Gunners Without Insignia. Hanoi: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1966. 112 pp. Nine accounts of the resistance to the U.S. bombing of North Vietnam. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project at Texas Tech University, in three parts: pp. 1-46, pp. 47-86, and pp. 87-112.

Accounts of the air campaigns of 1972 are listed under Linebacker and Linebacker II.
 

The Navy, and Maritime Infiltration

Dang Phong, Five Ho Chi Minh Trails. Hanoi: The Gioi, 2012. 459 pp. Chapter 3, "The Ho Chi Minh Sea Trail," is pp. 187-308.

Do Quang, Duong tren bien mang ten Bac. Hanoi: Pho Thong, 1978. 129 pp.

Duong Truong Son thuy bo Bac Nam trong thoi khang chien chong Phap, 1947-1954 [The North-South Truong Son Trails on Land and at Sea inthe Anti-French Resistance War, 1947-1954]. Danang, 2001.

Ho Si Thanh, Hai trinh bi mat cua nhung con tau khong so. TP Ho Chi Minh: Nha Xuat Ban Tre, 2006. 275 pp.

Le Van Mot, Nhat ky thuyen truong tau khong so dau tien tren bien Dong [Diary of the captain of the first unnumbered ship on the East Sea]. T.P. Ho Chi Minh: NXB Tre, 2006.

Lich su hai quan nhan dan Viet Nam (History of the People's Navy of Vietnam). Hanoi: Bo tu lenh hai quan, 1980.

Lich su hai quan nhan dan Viet Nam (History of the People's Navy of Vietnam). Hanoi: Nha xuat ban Quan doi nhan dan, 1985.

Lich su Lu doan 125 Hai quan [History of Naval Brigade 125]. Hanoi: NXB Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 2001.

Nguyen Ba, Bien, chung toi tam biet. Ho Chi Minh City: Nha Xuat Ban Tre, 2002. 230 pp.

Nguyen Ngoc, Co mot con duong mon tren Bien Dong [There was a trail on the East Sea]. Ho Chi Minh City: Nha Xuat Ban Tre, 2000. 245 pp.

Nguyen Tu Duong, Duong mon tren bien (The road on the sea). Hanoi: NXB Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 1986. 333 pp. The units that transported munitions to South Vietnam by sea.

Nguyen Tu Duong, The Trail at Sea. Hanoi: The Gioi, 2011. 335 pp. Translation, perhaps somewhat modified, of the previous item.
 

The Assault Youth

The "Assault Youth" (thanh nien xung phong) a category of Communist personnel working in the transportation system in North Vietnam, in South Vietnam, and along the Ho Chi Minh Trail, have been largely ignored in the literature of the Vietnam War, though there is one good article by François Guillemot.

Guong sang cuu thanh nien xung phong Viet Nam [Good examples of former Vietnamese assault youth]. NXB Thanh Nien, 2005.

Hoi cuu Thanh nien xung phong Viet nam, Thanh nien xung phong Viet nam: 60 nam lam theo loi tho Bac Ho day. Hanoi: NXB Quan doi nhan dan, 2010.

Lich su Thanh nien xung phong Viet nam: hinh anh va nhung trang vang, 60 nam ngay thanh lap (1950-2010). Hanoi: NXB Thanh nien, 2010. 248 pp.

Nguyen Van De, Lich su truyen thong cua luc luong thanh nien xung phong chong My cua nuoc [History of the Assault Youth against America for national salvation]. Hanoi: Giao thong van tai, 2002. 286 pp. [DS 556.9 .N465 2002]

Trinh To Long, "Co mot tieu doan nu thanh nien xung phong nhu the tren chien truong Khu V" [There was such a battalion of female Assault Youth on the battlefield of Zone 5], Noi San Cuu Thanh Nien Xung Phong [Journal of Former Assault Youth], no. 3, 2005.

There are numerous documents containing information about the Assault Youth in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University. A sample:


 

Security Forces

60 nam nhung trang su ve vang Cong an nhan dan Viet Nam, 1945-2005. Hanoi: Nha xuat ban Cong an nhan dan, 2005. 258 pp.

Cong an Nhan dan, 65 nam xay dung, chien dau va truong thanh. Hanoi: Nha xuat ban Cong an nhan dan, 2010. 701 pp.

Cong an nhan dan Viet nam, Tap II (du thao) [People's Public Security of Vietnam, vol. II (draft)]. Ho Chi Minh City: Ministry of Interior, 1978.

Lt. Col. Hoang Mac and Maj. Ngueyn Hung Linh, Luc luong chong phan dong: lich su bien nien (1954-1975) [Anti-reactionary forces: chronology of events (1954-1975]. Hanoi: Public Security Publishing House, 1997.

Ky yeu Hoi thao khoa hoc lich su Cong an Nhan dan trong su nghiep khang chien chong My, cuu nuoc. Hanoi: Nha xuat ban Cong an nhan dan, 2010. 751 pp.

Nguyen Phuc Hoai, Lich su Cuc Bao ve - An ninh Quan Doi Nhan Dan viet Nam (1950-2000). Hanoi: NXB Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 2003.

Nguyen The Bao, Cong an thu do: nhung chang duong lich su (1954-1954) [Capital public security: a history (1945-1954)]. Hanoi: People's Public Security Publishing House, 1990.

Phung Thien Tam, ed., Ky niem sau sac trong doi Cong an [Profound memories from the lives of Public Security officers]. Hanoi: People's Public Security Publishing House, 1995.

Tang Van Sy, ed., Lich su Cong an nhan dan Viet Nam: so thao. Hanoi: Nha xuat ban Cong an nhan dan, 1996.

Tong ket lich su cong tac hau can Cong an nhan dan, 1945-2005. Hanoi: Nha xuat ban Cong an nhan dan, 2012. 264 pp.

See also Tran Quoc Hoan (DRV Minister of Public Security).

See also Communist Intelligence Organizations.
 

Border Guards

Bui Long et al., Lich su bo doi bien phong (History of the border guards). Hanoi: Cong An Nhan Dan, 1990.

Chien si bien phong (The border guards). Hanoi: Bo tu lenh bo doi bien phong, 1984.

Lich su bo doi bien phong Quang Ngai, vol. 1, 1959-1979. Hanoi: NXB Chinh tri quoc gia, 2004.

Nguyen Minh Ngoc, Lich su bo doi bien phong Khanh Hoa, 1959-2009. Hanoi: NXB Quan doi nhan dan, 2009. 376 pp.
 

Guerrilla and Militia Forces

Anh hung luc luong vu trang nhan dan (can bo, chien si dan quan, tu ve). Hanoi: NXB Quan doi nhan dan, 2004.

Luat dan quan tu ve [Law on the self-defense militia]. Hanoi: NXB Lao Dong - Xa Hoi, 2010. 51 pp. Law 43/2009/QH12 regulating the self-defense militia, which was passed by the National Assembly in 2009 and went into effect in 2010, replacing law 19/2004/PL-UBTVQH11.

Mot so phuong phap chien dau cua dan quan tu ve. Hanoi: Nha Xuat Ban Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 1993 (or 1993-; I think the one about which I know is just the first volume of a projected multi-volume work).

Hoang Diep, ed., Mot so tran danh tieu bieu cua cac phan doi dan quan tu ve va bo doi dia phuong trong chien tranh giai phong. Hanoi: Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 1991- . I believe this was intended as a multi-volume publication, but I am only aware of one volume.

Ngo Vi Thien, Lich su hau can quan doi nhan dan Viet Nam, vol. 1, 1944-1954. Hanoi: Nha Xuat Ban Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 1995. 313 pp.

Vu Van Ba et. al., Cuc dan quan tu ve: 50 nam xay dung, chien dau va truong thanh, 1947-1997. Hanoi: Nha Xuat Ban Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 1997. 242 pp.

Vo Nguyen Giap, Dan quan tu ve, mot luc luong chien luoc. Hanoi: Su That, 1974. 261 pp.

 

See also Works by and about Important Communist Leaders.

Some Communist works on the last stage of the war can be found under The Last Stage, 1973-1975.

A variety of U.S. government translations of articles from the Hanoi press, and other Communist documents, can be found under Translation Series.

 

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