Vietnam War Bibliography:

The International Commissions: ICC (ICSC) and ICCS

The International Control Commission (ICC), formally called the International Commission for Supervision and Control in Vietnam (ICSC), was set up in 1954 to enforce the Geneva Accords of 1954. Communist Poland, anti-Communist Canada, and neutral India each supplied one-third of the personnel; India supplied the chairman. ICCs with the same composition were set up to supervise the implementation of the Accords in Laos and in Cambodia.

A new body, the International Commission of Control and Supervision (ICCS), was established under the Paris Peace Agreement of 1973. It originally was made up of equal numbers of personnel from Communist Hungary and Poland, and anti-Communist Canada and Indonesia. After a few months, Canada was replaced by Iran.

 

Paul Bridle, Canada and the International Commissions in Indochina, 1954-1972. Toronto: Canadian Institute of International Affairs, 1973. 28 pp.

Canada, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Documents on Canadian External Relations. Ottawa: Canadian Government Printing Office. Aside from being published on paper, recent volumes have been placed on an official web site. Volumes available online that contain ICC-related material include:

Canadian Yearbook of International Law. Full text available online if you are browsing through the Clemson University computer network.

International Commission for Supervision and Control in Laos. The basic source for the activities of what was usually called the International Control Commission (ICC), set up under the Geneva Accords of 1954, was its interim reports, of which there were four, covering the period from 1954 to 1958. They were published as Command Papers by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, the official publication agency of the British government.

International Commission for Supervision and Control in Vietnam. The basic source for the activities of what was usually called the International Control Commission (ICC), set up under the Geneva Accords of 1954, was its interim reports, of which there were eleven, covering the period from 1954 to 1961. The ICC also made special reports to the co-chairmen of the Geneva Conference in 1962 and 1965. Both the interim reports and special reports were published as Command Papers by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, the official publication agency of the British government.

Lynhiavu, Tou Chu Dou, "No Protection and No Peace: Canada and the International Commission for Supervision and Control in Laos, 1954-1975." Ph.D. dissertation, Carleton University, 2003. 355 pp. AAT NQ88726. The full text is available online if you are browsing the Internet from an institution, such as Clemson University, that has a subscription to ProQuest "Dissertations and Theses: Full Text."

Mieczyslaw Maneli, War of the Vanquished. New York: Harper & Row, 1971. viii, 228 pp. Maneli was originally from Poland. He was a member of the International Control Commission set up to enforce the Geneva Accords of 1954, serving in Vietnam in the mid 1950's and again in the mid 1960's. He defected to the United States in the late 1960's, and published in the U.S. this book about his experiences in Vietnam.

B.S.N. Murti, Vietnam Divided: The Unfinished Struggle. New York: Asia Publishing House, 1964. vi, 228 pp.  Murti was an Indian member of the International Control Commission.

Mitchell Sharp, Viet-Nam: Canada's approach to participation in the International Commission of Control and Supervision, October 25, 1972-March 27, 1973.  Ottowa: Information Canada, 1973.  51 pp.

James Steele, Rationale for War in Vietnam: The Canadian Minority Judgment in the Fourth Interim Report of the International Commission for Supervision and Control. Willowdale, Ontario, 1966(?). 22 pp.

Ramesh Thakur, Peacekeeping in Vietnam: Canada, India, Poland and the International Commission. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 1984. The full text is available online to paid subscribers of Questia.

Marek Thee, Notes of a Witness: Laos and the Second Indochinese War. New York: Random House, 1973. ix, 435 pp. The author was a Polish member of the International Control Commission in Laos.

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