2 edition of DIEN BEN PHU (Battles in Focus) found in the catalog.
|LC Classifications||April 2004|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 119 p. :|
|Number of Pages||93|
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De Castries ticked off a long list of 800-man battalions, which had been reduced to companies of 80 men, and of companies that were reduced to the size of weak platoons. To them the important thing was that they were getting out of Indochina with their reputations frayed, but intact.
Air resupply was impeded by the powerful air defenses the Viet Minh had amassed, and the French were whittled away within their fortress. It was the end of the ill-fated Operation Castor in which the French had planned to lure the Viet Minh Regulars into open battle and use superior firepower to decimate them.
At "Isabelle", a similar attempt later the same night saw about 70 troops, out of 1,700 men in the garrison, escape to Laos. would not re-intervene in the country again. When he was told that he was allocated a total of about 3,300 tons of airlifted materials, Sudrat simply shrugged his shoulders.
Unfortunately the French High Command badly underestimated the capabilities and wherewithal of the Giap and his divisions.
This Ebook, available many file options. Ha Noi: People's Army Publishing House. The last French forces withdrew from Vietnam in 1956. Instead he used his Sappers combat engineers to build protective trenches leading up to the very wire of French defensive positions.
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Cambodia itself was in the midst of its own civil strife, with the Khmer Rouge fighting against government forces with help from the North Vietnamese.
Add the casualties suffered by our NATO allies the number of allied dead is now over 3500.