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Viet Minh

(vēĕt` mĭn), officially Viet Nam Doc Lap Dong Minh [League for the Independence of Vietnam], a coalition of Communist and nationalist groups that opposed the French and the Japanese during World War II. The Viet Minh spearheaded Vietnamese resistance to French rule in the French Indochina War (1946–54). The organization was soon dominated by Communists, and in 1951 its Communist elements were absorbed by the Communist party of North Vietnam.
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In June, French military intelligence estimated the DRV had lost 23,000 men in the battle; Service de I'Armee de FAir (France), box C2130, 'Le Viet-Minh et la campagne de Dien Bien Phu', p.