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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Gary Daly rated it really liked it Apr forbot, Why I Write George Orwell. Howard Simpson was at Dien Bien Phu as a combat reporter.

It began in Novemberwhen French paratroopers seized a small airstrip in Northwestern Vietnam.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The Indochina War, Martin Windrow. Was actually playing eien war-game Storm Over Dien Bien Phu great game with my son that peaked my interest to go find a book on the subject. The stubborn obstinacy of the French high command who were determined epid preserve this jewel in the French empire almost defies belief. Shooting an Elephant George Orwell. A third of the dien bien phu the epic battle america forgot, French defenders died in combat, fewer than a hundred escaped into the jungle.

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“Dien Bien Phu : The Epic Battle America Forgot” by Douglas Porch and Howard R. Simpson

His account is a personal one – that of a man who shared meals and wine and danger with the doomed soldiers. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Peter Tichy rated it really liked it Jun 22, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


Published April 1st by Potomac Books first published May The French paras demonstrated exemplary camaraderie in the face of death and perceived abandonment, living batgle the mud and blood of the fallen, enduring the most inconceivable hardships while struggling to defend against the Vietminh. People who bought this also bought.

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