Student Rallies Demanding the Return of Thai Territory in French Indochina
The Second World War broke out in Europe in September, 1939, and as the war became more violent France lost ground and, in 1940, was occupied by German Troops. Thailand found this to be a favourable moment to demand that the French Government return Thai territories in Indochina that she had occupied. The Thai Government used this nationalistic policy to promote patriotism in the general public in order to gain their support. Chulalongkorn University students took part in the rallies, carrying placards demanding the return of Thai territories in Indochina. They gathered at the University campus before marching to the Pramane Grounds.