Hell In A Very Small Place: The Siege Of Dien Bien Phu

Paperback | April 18, 2002

byBernard Fall

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The 1954 battle of Dien Bien Phu ranks with Stalingrad and Tet for what it ended (imperial ambitions), what it foretold (American involvement), and what it symbolized: A guerrilla force of Viet Minh destroyed a technologically superior French army, convincing the Viet Minh that similar tactics might prevail in battle with the U.S.

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The 1954 battle of Dien Bien Phu ranks with Stalingrad and Tet for what it ended (imperial ambitions), what it foretold (American involvement), and what it symbolized: A guerrilla force of Viet Minh destroyed a technologically superior French army, convincing the Viet Minh that similar tactics might prevail in battle with the U.S.

Bernard B. Fall was forty when he was killed in South Vietnam in 1967. The author of the classic Vietnam account, Street Without Joy, he wrote for the New York Times and the Washington Post.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:568 pages, 8.5 × 5.38 × 1.5 inPublished:April 18, 2002Publisher:Da Capo PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:030681157X

ISBN - 13:9780306811579

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