Vietnam War Bibliography:

Eastern Europe

Peter Busch, "The 'Vietnam Legion': West German Psychological Warfare against East German Propaganda in the 1960s," Journal of Cold War Studies 16:3 (Summer 2014), pp. 164-89. West German efforts to debunk East German claims that West German military personnel were fighting in Vietnam.

Cold War International History Project Bulletin, Issue 16 (Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson Center, 2008), has been placed online in chunks. Part 4 (pp. 341-446) includes "Twenty-Four Soviet-Bloc Documents on Vietnam and the Sino-Soviet Split, 1964-1966." Introduction by Lorenz M. Lüthi (pp. 367-370). Translated texts of documents (pp. 371-398).

Margaret K. Gnoinska, Poland and Vietnam, 1963: New Evidence on Secret Communist Diplomacy and the "Maneli Affair". Washington, DC: Woodrow Wilson Center, 2005. Cold War International History Project Working Paper no. 45. 78 pp.

Martin Grossheim, Fraternal Support: The East German 'Stasi' and the Democratic Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Washington, DC: Woodrow Wilson Center, 2014. Cold War International History Project Working Paper no. 71. 30 pp.

Martin Grossheim, The East German 'Stasi' and Vietnam: A Contribution to an Entangled History of the Cold War," International History Review, Vol. 43, No. 1 (2021), pp. 136–152.

Steven Crawford Grundy, "The origins of the Vietnam War from the East- and West German perspective, 1960-1965," Ph.D. dissertation, University of Cambridge, 2019. vii, 267 pp. The text is available online.

James G. Hershberg, ed., Central and East European Documents on the Vietnam War: Sample Materials from Polish, Hungarian, and East German Sources.  Washington: Cold War International History Project, 1997.

James G. Hershberg, with the assistance of L. W. Gluchowski, Who Murdered "Marigold"?--New Evidence on the Mysterious Failure of Poland's Secret Initiative to Start U.S.-North Vietnamese Peace Talks, 1966. Cold War International History Project Working Paper no. 27. Washington: Woodrow Wilson Center, 2000. 106 pp. Full text available online in both HTML and PDF formats.

James G. Hershberg, Marigold: The Lost Chance for Peace in Vietnam. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2012. 936 pp.

James G. Hershberg, "Peace Probes and the Bombing Pause: Hungarian and Polish Diplomacy During the Vietnam War, December 1965-January 1966." Journal of Cold War Studies 5:2 (Spring 2003), pp. 32-67. Full text available online in both HTML and PDF formats, if you browse the Internet from an institution that has subscribed to Project Muse.

Mieczyslaw Maneli, War of the Vanquished. New York: Harper & Row, 1971. viii, 228 pp. Maneli was originally from Poland. He was a member of the International Control Commission set up to enforce the Geneva Accords of 1954, serving in Vietnam in the mid 1950's and again in the mid 1960's. He defected to the United States in the late 1960's, and published in the U.S. this book about his experiences in Vietnam.

James Mark, Péter Apor, Radina Vucetik, and Piotr Oseka, "'We Are with You, Vietnam': Transnational Solidarities in Socialist Hungary, Poland and Yugoslavia," Journal of Contemporary History 50:3 (July 2015), pp. 439-64.

László Nagy, "La Hongrie face à la guerre du Vietnam," in Christoper Goscha and Maurice Vaïsse, eds., La guerre du Vietnam et l'Europe, 1963-1973 (Bruxelles: Bruylant/Paris: L.G.D.J., 2003), pp. 203-212.

János Radványi, Delusion and Reality: Gambits, Hoaxes, & Diplomatic One-Upmanship in Vietnam. South Bend, IN: Gateway, 1978. xviii, 295 pp. Introduction by George W. Ball. Radvanyi was a senior Hungarian diplomat who defected.

Cezar Stanciu, "Fragile Equilibrium: Romania and the Vietnam War in the Context of the Sino-Soviet Split, 1966," Journal of Cold War Studies 18:1 (Winter 2016), pp. 161-187.

Zoltán Szőke, "Delusion or Reality? Secret Hungarian Diplomacy during the Vietnam War," Journal of Cold War Studies 12:4 (Fall 2010), pp. 119-180.

Marek Thee, Notes of a Witness: Laos and the Second Indochina War. New York: Random House, 1973. The author was a Polish member of the International Control Commission in Laos.

Günter Wernicke, "The World Peace Council and the Antiwar Movement in East Germany." In Andreas W. Daum, Lloyd C. Gardner, and Wilfried Mausbach, eds., America, the Vietnam War, and the World (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003), pp. 299-319.



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