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Hell in a very small place : the siege of Dien Bien Phu

Author: Bernard B Fall
Publisher: Philadelphia : Lippincott, 1967. ©1966
Series: Great battles of history series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st edition]View all editions and formats
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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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Fall, Bernard B., 1926-1967.
Hell in a very small place.
Philadelphia, Lippincott, 1967 [©1966]
(OCoLC)551565485
Online version:
Fall, Bernard B., 1926-1967.
Hell in a very small place.
Philadelphia, Lippincott, 1967 [©1966]
(OCoLC)631750437
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard B Fall
OCLC Number: 2571399
Description: xii, 515 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm.
Contents: Natasha --
Base aero-terrestre --
Sorties --
Siege --
Assault --
Strangulation --
Asphyxiation --
Isabelle alone --
Vulture, condor, and albatross --
Castor dies --
Finale --
Epilogue.
Series Title: Great battles of history series.
Responsibility: Bernard B. 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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