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Tonkin Campaign - Son Tay (December 1883)
... Expeditionary Corps two months earlier, assembled a column of 9,000 men and marched on Son Tay for a showdown with Liu Yongfu's Black Flag Army ... was of considerable political significance, as an attack on Son Tay would bring the French into direct conflict with Chinese troops for the first time in the campaign ... had for months been covertly supporting the Black Flags, and had stationed Chinese troops in Son Tay, Lang Son, Bac Ninh and other Tonkinese towns to limit French freedom of movement ...

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