Dien Bien Phu is recognized as one of history’s great battles and as a turning point for American policy: the French defeat led to the fateful U.S. commitment to . Dien Bien Phu has 73 ratings and 8 reviews. Martin said: A very interesting book. Simpson followed the battle from Concept to Surrender as an American Ad. Apr 1, : Dien Bien Phu: The Epic Battle America Forgot (History of War) ( ) by Howard R. Simpson and a great selection.

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Liam rated it really liked it Feb 20, The French forces dropped in the midst of strong Vietnamese forces and a fierce battle ensued. There, they would draw their Vietminh opponents into a set piece battle of which the French would emerge victorious.

An exhaustive, thorough recounting of France’s defeat at the hands of the North Vietnamese back in the s. The end was a disaster for the French who incurred massive casualties and ended up with drawing from Indochina. Paperbackpages. His account is a personal one – that of a man who shared meals and wine and danger with the thhe soldiers.

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