Japan's Role in the Vietnamese Starvation of 1944–45

  title={Japan's Role in the Vietnamese Starvation of 1944–45},
  author={B{\`u}i Minh Dũng},
  journal={Modern Asian Studies},
  pages={573 - 618}
  • B. M. Dũng
  • Published 1 July 1995
  • Art
  • Modern Asian Studies
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