40 men and 12 rifles : Indochina 1954



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Graphic novels GN/FICTION/TRUONG,M Due: 3/24/2024 Linkn On Loan


Vancouver, BC : Arsenal Pulp Press, [2023]

293 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm

9781551529233, 1551529238 :, 1551529238, 9781551529233

Translation of: 40 hommes et 12 fusils : Indochine 1954

"By the author of Such a Lovely Little War and Saigon Calling, a stirring graphic novel about love, beauty, and war in 1950s Indochina. 40 Men and 12 Rifles is an expansive, gripping graphic novel set in Indochina in the year leading up to 1954, when the French-held garrison at Dien Bien Phu fell after a four-month battle, leading to the end of the first Indochina war between French forces and Ho Chi Minh's nationalist rebels. Minh (no relation to Ho) is a young man from Hanoi, an aspiring painter who dreams of experiencing la vie boheme in Paris's Latin Quarter. To dissuade him from pursuing an artistic life, his father sends him into the countryside to tend to the family's holdings. He is soon pressed into serving with the Ho Chi Minh rebels, where he becomes a soldier despite repeatedly defying his cadres - ideological Communist commanders with whom he disagrees - becoming both hero and anti-hero in the process. 40 Men and 12 Rifles is a moving and beautifully illustrated book about the human and artistic spirit of the Indochinese people who persevered in the face of warfare and suffering."--

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