About | Volunteer | Support
History Project Facebook
History Project Youtube
History Project on Instagram
sponsors
sponsors

On This Day



On This Day… France, America… Then China!

Written by: George Chittenden : 02 Jul 2019

It was on this day, 17th February, back in 1979 when China invaded Vietnam, following weeks of tension and military build-up along their borders. Hostilities between the two countries had increased dramatically since the end of the Vietnam War. This was partly down to the strengthening of ties between Vietnam and the Soviet Union, which was China’s enemy at the time.

It was also as retaliation for the Vietnamese invasion of Cambodia, as China was an ally of Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge. China had no intention of claiming any of Vietnam’s territory, simply claiming they only wanted a peaceful and stable border. Thankfully China’s invasion force which consisted of around 90,000 troops, supported by tanks, withdrew after less than a month!

However, tens of thousands of lives were lost during the conflict which lasted until March 16th when the Chinese withdrew. Surprisingly both sides claimed victory and hostilities between the two countries continued for many years.

We promote history by...

offering free articles and videos, providing free history experiences for children in schools and on weekends. Next year we will be visiting hospitals and providing unforgettable experiences to children who really need it and give them a chance to forget their condition, their treatment and their reality. Please join others who support our free projects by giving a small donation. We can only continue our great work with your help.

appealimage

Support The History Project


Cleaning and Support Services, Kents premier eco-friendly, green office cleaning and Facilities Management companyWaterfront Hotel - A Beautiful hotel and restaurant with views overlooking DealDeals best-kept secret, nestled in DealHave a spare room or property you would like to make some money from? Contact Ally now  Transportation, storage and removal serviceHave a spare room or property you would like to make some money from? Contact Ally now  Farsim BoutiqueACAS The Decorating Company - 07759075930Sea Cafe Coffee Shop Walmer Green, StrandLocal Lads that cover the Kent area, boasting a 9.9/ 10 on checkatrade.com these lads really give their very best for a very very fair price. ( image attached) phone number could be good under construction - 07791101946Local Lads that cover the Kent area, boasting a 9.9/ 10 on checkatrade.com these lads really give their very best for a very very fair price. ( image attached) phone number could be good under construction - 07791101946Go back in time and explore DealGot some waste you have been meaning to get rid of? Give Benn a call, heHave a spare room or property you would like to make some money from? Contact Ally now  Heritage WindFabulous out there clothing for people who like a lively and warm vibe, Funky Granny and Groovy Grandpa sections are well worth a browseWellingtons are known for there expertly cooked food and hearty portions, here you will not go hungry. You can watch the ships sail by whilst you eat as Wellingtons is positioned right on the seafrontSpecialist brokers whoClock in the old fashioned way and roam DealThis wonderful family run company offers bespoke and tailored environmentally friendly Housekeeping packagesVisiting Deal? Take a Pitt Stop at The Seagull  Visiting Deal? Take a Pitt Stop at The Seagull  Local Lads that cover the Kent area, boasting a 9.9/ 10 on checkatrade.com these lads really give their very best for a very very fair price. ( image attached) phone number could be good under construction - 07791101946Clock in the old fashioned way and roam DealTCleaning and Support Services, Kents premier eco-friendly, green office cleaning and Facilities Management companySpecialist brokers whoTop quality plumbing, and heating services at a very competitive price click here to find out more.35567544259716495660402455143423372861191118705849