(PDF READ) [Vietnamese Women at War Fighting for Ho Chi Minh and the Revolution Modern War Studies] Â Sandra C. Taylor
Uth road builders medics propaganda troupes and the women who stayed in the army of Vietnam after 1975 to fight in Cambodia and serve no. M second class citizens She reveals that communism's promise of freedom from those strictures influenced their involvement in the war and also shares the irony that their sex gave them an advantage in battle or subterfuge over Western opponents blinded by gender stereotypesAs their country continues to modernize Vietnamese Women at War preserves these women's stories while they remain alive and before the war fades from memory By showing that they were not victims of war but active participants it offers a wholly uniue perspective on that conflict It is a rare study which reveals much about gender roles and cultural differences and reminds us of the ever present uman dimension of war.
Very much a companion to Even the Women Must Fight this is built on interviews conducted by Taylor with women veterans and offers insig. For as long as the Vietnamese people fought against foreign enemies women were a vital part of that struggle The victory over the French at Dien Bien Phu is said to Hollands Grimoire of Magickal Correspondences have involvedundreds of thousands of women and many of the names in Viet Cong unit rosters were female These women were living out the ancient saying of their country When war comes even women ave to fightWomen from Hanoi and the countryside fought alongside their male counterparts in both the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese military in their wars against the South Vietnamese government and its French and American allies from 1945 to 1975 Sandra Taylor now draws on interviews with many of these women and on an array of
Ht into every level of participation from village teachers and guard anti aircraft operators in the north spies and guerrillas in the so. Ewly opened archives to illuminate the motivations experiences and contributions of these women presenting not cold facts but real peopleThese women were the wives mothers daughters and sisters of men recruited into military service; and because the war lasted so long women from than one generation of the same family often participated in the struggle Some learned to fire weapons and lay traps or to serve as village patrol guards and intelligence agents; others were propagandists and recruiters or elped keep the supply lines flowingTaylor relates Resilient how this war for liberation from foreign oppressors also liberated Vietnamese women from centuries of Confucian influence thatad made the.