Asked in Vietnam War
Did British soldiers fight in Vietnam?
February 24, 2010 6:38AM
British troops did not fight alongside the American's in the Vietnam war.
However, British troops were stationed in South Vietnam on the 13th September 1945. They were charged with restoring French rule over Vietnam. They released French Military units previously arrested by the Japanese, maintained order and were to a drawn into clashes against the Viet Minh in Southern Vietnam. The French may not have been able to establish a foothold in Southern Vietnam and force the Viet Minh out of Saigon without British assistance.