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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Dien Bien Phu: the Epic Battle America Forgot

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Antigone; Oedipus the King; Electra Sophocles. When the Americans pointed out that this ‘offensive’ tactic was actually defensive and flawed, the French carried on: Robert rated it it was amazing Apr 28, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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Dien Bien Phu: The Epic Battle America Forgot

View all 3 comments. No trivia or quizzes yet. James Mcneill rated it really liked it Apr 03, And this one was great. The French paras demonstrated exemplary camaraderie in the face of death and perceived abandonment, living in the mud and blood of the fallen, ohu the most inconceivable hardships while struggling to defend against the Vietminh.

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