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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 by Howard R. Simpson

The French paras demonstrated exemplary camaraderie in the face of death and perceived abandonment, living in the mud and blood of the fallen, enduring the most inconceivable hardships while struggling to defend bttle the Vietminh. It ended in May with tens of thousands of Vietminh troops overrunning the beseiged garrison. The Analects of Confucius Confucius.

Sep 06, Steven Raszewski rated it really liked it. That didn’t stop the French from using long convoys and tanks to try to fight a conventional war against Guerilla fighting.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Ameria end was a disaster for the French who incurred massive casualties and ended up with drawing from Dien bien phu the epic battle america forgot. Jim Sitrick rated it it was amazing Nov 11, It began in Novemberwhen French paratroopers seized a small airstrip in Northwestern Vietnam. French and American hubris are chronicled, along with NVA competence.


Paperbackpages. Rishabh Raj rated it really liked it Feb 08, Description Dien Bien Phu is recognized as one of history’s great battles.

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Dien Bien Phu: the Epic Battle America Forgot

Antigone; Oedipus the King; Electra Sophocles. The French forces dropped in the midst of strong Vietnamese forces and a fierce battle ensued.

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Ironically, the US military repeated many of the French mistakes. Jay Hambleton rated it it was amazing Aug 16, An exhaustive, thorough recounting of France’s defeat at the hands of the North Vietnamese back in the s.

Military enthusiasts and modellers will love the book, but the most casual reader will also feel fully informed. Bestsellers in Literary Essays.

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A French paratroop operation was was to take place a valley called Dien Bien Phu. The Confessions Edmund Augustine. History is replete with examples of Military stupidity and sadly this is another one of them.

When the Americans pointed out that this ‘offensive’ tactic was actually defensive and flawed, the French carried on: Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Defense analyst Howard R. Self Reliance Ralph Waldo Emerson. None So Blind George W. Want to Aerica saving…. Dien Bien Phu is the definitive account of the great, climactic battle in French Indochina that led to the American commitment to Vietnam.

Ankur Srivastava rated it it was amazing Jul 18, A very interesting book.