Thai Nguyen Uprising of 1917–18

Thai Nguyen Uprising of 1917–18

 

a revolt by Vietnamese soldiers against the French colonialists that occurred between Aug. 30, 1917, and Mar. 4,1918, in Thai Nguyen Province (now part of Bac Thai Province) in northern Vietnam. The groundwork for the uprising was laid by Vietnamese political emigres acting as members of the Association for the Restoration of Vietnam. The rebels, 600 strong and led by Trinh Van Can and Luong Ngoc Quyen, occupied the city of Thai Nguyen. They were joined by some 350 peasants, artisans, and miners from neighboring villages. Although the uprising quickly spread to five northern Vietnamese provinces, it was nevertheless finally put down by large punitive expeditions of colonialists. Luong Ngoc Quyen was killed in battle, and Trinh Van Can committed suicide.

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