Battle of Koh Cjang 1941; Wikimedia com

Battle of Koh Chang 1941; Wikimedia com

In January 1941 Vichy French defeated the Thai Navy in the battle of Koh Chang. A truce in the Franco-Thai War was arranged by the Imperial Japan Japanese government that also confirmed Japan’s military occupation of French Indo-China and access to Indo-Chinese rice, rubber, coal, and minerals.

French Indo-China 1941; Wikimedia Commons