An Excerpt From Marcelino Truong’s “40 Men and 12 Rifles”

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We’re pleased to present an excerpt from 40 Men and 12 Rifles: Indochina 1954, a new graphic novel by Marcelino Truong, translated into English by David Homel. Publisher Arsenal Pulp Press described the book as “an expansive, gripping graphic novel set in Indochina in the year leading up to 1954, when the French-held garrison at Dien Bien Phu fell after a fifty-five-day battle, leading to the end of the first Indochina war opposing both French and Nationalist Vietnamese forces to Ho Chi Minh’s National-Communist underground state.”

Read on for a glimpse into the book — and a sense of the conflicts and history at play within.

40 Men and 12 Rifles is available now from Arsenal Pulp Press.

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