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Hell in a Very Small Place: The Siege of Dien Bien Phu (Da Capo Paperback) Fall, Bernard B

Hell in a Very Small Place: The Siege of Dien Bien Phu (Da Capo Paperback) Fall, Bernard B

Hell in a Very Small Place: The Siege of Dien Bien Phu (Da Capo Paperback) Fall, Bernard B
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Hell in a Very Small Place: The Siege of Dien Bien Phu (Da Capo Paperback) Fall, Bernard B

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Good. 1985 Trade paperback, no names, no stamps, no labels, minor reading wear, cleartape reinforced cover edges, tight copy. The siege of Dien Bien Phu, in which a guerrilla force of Viet Minh destroyed a technologically superior French colonial army, must rank with Waterloo, Gettysburg, Midway, Stalingrad, and Tet as one of the decisive battles in military history. Not only did Dien Bien Phu put an end to French imperial efforts in Indo-china, but it also convinced the Viet Minh, when they came to power in Communist North Vietnam, that similar tactics would prevail in their war with the United States. As an American army officer told Bernard Fall during the Vietnam War: ”What we're doing here basically is, we're exorcising Dien Bien Phu.”Bernard Fall in this monumental work has written an exhaustive, revelatory, and vivid account of the battle, leading the reader from the conference rooms of the U.S. State Department to the French Foreign Office to the front lines of Indo-China and the strategy sessions led by General Giap and Ho Chi Minh. Among the many historical curiosities here disclosed is evidence that then-Secretary of State John Foster Dulles offered atomic bombs to the beleaguered French, and that then-Senator Lyndon Johnson played a key role in defeating a proposal to aid the French with critical air support. Without U. S. aid, the fortress at Dien Bien Phu fell on the very day that the cease-fire conference opened in Geneva.Based on hitherto unavailable documentation from the French Defense Ministry, and replete with detailed maps of the many assaults, Hell in a Very Small Place is a first-rate military history. But even more powerful is the political wisdom it imparts about a war that was not only the beginning of the end of the French colonial empire but a rehearsal for American involvement in Vietnam.

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Title
Hell in a Very Small Place: The Siege of Dien Bien Phu (Da Capo Paperback) Fall, Bernard B
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Used - Good
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Paperback
ISBN 10
0306802317
ISBN 13
9780306802317
Publisher
Da Capo Press
Place of Publication
New York
This edition first published
1985-03
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War and Warfare;
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