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Hell in a very small place: the siege of Dien Bien Phu

Bernard B. Fall

2007-09-09. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Hell In A Very Small Place

Fall, Bernard B

1966, 1st edition, near fine condition, minute wear to edges of binding, with a very good dust jacket, minute chips and wear to dust jacket edges, as is usual for this bright red dust jacket there is a faint uniform fade to dust jacket spine, published by J.P. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia, 515 pages. The classic account of the battle and siege of Dien Bien Phu. Illustrated with photographs, maps, and the front free endpapers have an area map of Indochina, the rear endpapers have detail photographs from 13,000 feet of Dien Bien Phu, with an extensive notes section, and bibliography, and an order of battle of the French Forces, and the North Vietnam Communist Forces. Quite scarce in the first edition, and more so in this nice condition! A fascinating military read! .

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HELL IN A VERY SMALL PLACE

FALL, BERNARD B.

LIPPINCOTT, 1966. First edition. Hardcover. 515 pp. Very good, in a very good unclipped jacket. . FIRST.

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HELL IN A VERY SMALL PLACE : THE SIEGE OF DIEN BIEN PHU

Fall, Bernard B.

Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1966. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. 515 pages, notes, appendix, index. 32 pages of photos, 30 maps. Black cloth with spine titles in red. Near fine copy in a very good dust jacket which has a faded spine. Jacket now protected in archival mylar. Fall was a German emigre' both parents of whom were killed (his father tortured) by the Gestapo and National Socialists in World War II. Fall himself fought for the French Resistance, beginning at age 16. "Fall traveled to Vietnam in 1953, when the First Indochina War was being waged between the Viet Minh and French Union forces. Due to his French citizenship, Fall was allowed to accompany French soldiers and pilots into enemy territory. From his observations, Fall predicted the French would fail in Vietnam. When the French were defeated in the critical Battle of Dien Bien Phu, Fall claimed the United States was partly responsible for France's loss. Fall believed that the United States had not supported France to a sufficient extent during the First Indochina War." (Wikipedia). Later Fall predicted the United States defeat in Vietnam, because they U.S. failed to understand the culture.

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Hell In A Very Small Place: The Siege Of Dien Bien Phu

Bernard B. Fall

2016-03-03. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Hell in a Very Small Place: The Siege of Dien Bien Phu

FALL, Bernard B.

Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1966. Very Good. First edition. Octavo. 515pp. Illustrated from black and white photographs, maps. Owner's bookplate on front fly, light foxing on page fine edges, spine ends and corners lightly bumped, a very good copy lacking the dustwrapper. A stunning piece of reportage, the story of the ill-fated French expedition to Dien Bien Phu. Offered by the author as a cautionary tale, the French-American journalist's hard lesson was largely ignored, to the American military's ultimate mortification. A classic of its sort, seldom encountered in this condition.

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Hell in a Very Small Place: The Siege of Dien Bien Phu.

FALL, Bernard B.

Philadelphia:: J. B. Lippincott Company,. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1967. Hardcover. Stated first edition. Very good in a very good (minor edge wear, fading along the spine) dust jacket.; 515 pages .

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HELL IN A VERY SMALL PLACE : The Siege of Dien Bien Phu

Bernard B. Fall

Philadeliphia: J. B. Lippincott. 1967. First Edition; Fourth Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+ in a Very Good+ price clipped dust jacket. Copyright pages states fourth printing. Jacket states second printing. Scuffs to spine. Wear to crown and heel. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Original dust jacket protected by archival Brodart cover. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .

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

Bernard B. Fall

1985-02-03. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Hell in a Very Small Place: The Siege of Dien Bien Phu (The Taiwan Piracy)

Bernard B. Fall

Cloth. Very Good +/Very Good. The uncommon Taiwan piracy of this seminal study of the Battle of Dien Bien Phu. Authored by the great Bernard Fall, who would be killed the following year in Feb. 1967 while covering the war. Clean and VG+ in a bright, price-intact, VG dustjacket, with light creasing at the spine crown. Much smaller physically than the American Lippincott edition, this piracy obviously cut corners in its production and was designed to offer up a cheap, affordable alternative.

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Hell In A Very Small Place: The Siege of Dien Bien Phu

Fall, Bernard B.

Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1967. Stated first edition. Hardbound. VG/VG, read and owned by a smoker a very solid copy. Black cloth with illustrated red dustjacket. xii, [8], 515 pp., illustrated with bw photographs. A fascinating title, based on unique research access to French military files.

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HELL IN A VERY SMALL PLACE

Bernard B. Fall

Philadeliphia: J. B. Lippincott. 1967. Hardcover. Good in boards. Toning throughout. Scuffing to page edges. Scuffing and discoloration to panels. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .

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HELL IN A VERY SMALL PLACE

Bernard B. Fall

Philadeliphia: J. B. Lippincott. 1967. Hardcover. Very Good in a Good dust jacket. Toning to pages. Toning and scuffing to front and rear panels. Open tear to upper rear panel. Chips to lower front panel, upper front panel, and to crown. Edge wear. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Original unclipped dust jacket protected by archival Brodart cover. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .

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Hell in a Very Small Place; The Siege of Dien Bien Phu

Fall, Bernard B.

New York: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1966. First Edition stated on copyright page, and SCARCE THUS. Very Good, light soiling to edges of page block, boards a bit sunned at bottom edge, small bookstore sticker rear end page. In a Very Good, priced dust jacket, small chips at spine ends, light edge wear, spine a bit sunned. A Vietnam War classic. 32 pgs. of photographs, 30 maps, map end pages. . First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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Hell in a very small place: the siege of Dien Bien Phu

Bernard B. Fall

2007-09-09. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Hell in a Very Small Place; The Siege of Dien Bien Phu

Fall, Bernard B.

Philadelphia, PA: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1967. Second Printing [stated]. Hardcover. Good/Good. xii, [8], 515, [1] pages. Front endpaper map. Rear endpaper photographs. Illustrations. Maps. Notes. Appendices [ including The Order of Battle, The Role of Airpower, and French Military Abbreviations]. Bibliography. Index. This is one of the Great Battles in History series. DJ has wear, soiling, edge tears and chips. Bernard B. Fall (November 19, 1926 - February 21, 1967) was a prominent war correspondent, historian, political scientist, and expert on Indochina during the 1950s and 1960s. He started fighting for the French Resistance at the age of sixteen, and later the French Army during World War II. In 1950 he first came to the United States for graduate studies at Syracuse University and Johns Hopkins University. He taught at Howard University for most of his career and made regular trips to Southeast Asia to learn about changes and the societies. He predicted the failures of France and the United States in the wars in Vietnam because of their tactics and lack of understanding of the societies. He was killed by a landmine while accompanying United States Marines on a patrol in 1967. The 1954 battle of Dien Bien Phu ranks with Stalingrad and Tet for what it ended (imperial ambitions), what it foretold (American involvement), and what it symbolized: A guerrilla force of Viet Minh destroyed a technologically superior French army, convincing the Viet Minh that similar tactics might prevail in battle with the U.S. A stunning piece of reportage, the story of the ill-fated French expedition to Dien Bien Phu. Offered by the author as a cautionary tale, the French-American journalist's hard lesson was largely ignored, to the American military's ultimate mortification. The Battle of Dien Bien Phu was the climactic confrontation of the First Indochina War between the French Union's French Far East Expeditionary Corps and Viet Minh communist-nationalist revolutionaries. The battle occurred between March and May 1954 and culminated in a comprehensive French defeat that influenced negotiations underway at Geneva among several nations over the future of Indochina.

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HELL IN A VERY SMALL PLACE : The Siege of Dien Bien Phu

Bernard B. Fall

Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott. 1967. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+ in a Very Good dust jacket. Edge wear. Book Club Edition stated on front flap. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Original dust jacket protected by archival Brodart cover. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .

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

Bernard B. Fall

1985-02-03. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Hell in a very small place: the siege of Dien Bien Phu

Bernard B. Fall

J. B. Lippincott Company, 1966-01-01. Hardcover. Good.

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Hell in a Very Small Place: The Siege of Dien Bien Phu

Fall, Bernard B.

Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1967. Fourth Printing. good, fair to poor. 515, illus., maps, endppr maps, notes, apps, biblio, index, DJ quite worn & torn & sm pcs missing, rough spot ins fr bd (part bkplt)

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Hell in a very small place: The siege of Dien Bien Phu

Fall, Bernard B

Pall Mall P, 1967. Hardcover. Acceptable. 1967. 515 pages. No dust jacket. This is an ex-Library book. Red pictorial boards. Binding is firm. Multiple detached photograph pages. Pen marking to paste down along with heavy scuffing and stamp marking to endpaper, published page and title page. Light tanning, staining and thumb marking throughout. Mild foxing, mainly affecting the endpapers and page edges. Light page scuffing with some dog-eared corners. Boards have mild shelf wear with light rubbing, scuffing and corner bumping. Some light marking and staining. Sticker to spine. Book is a little limp and book has a forward lean.

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Hell in a very small placeé

Bernard B. Fall

USA: Lippincott, 1967. Cloth. gGood +. USA: Lippincott, 1967. gGood +. USA: Lippincott, 1967. gGood +. Preface THERE HAVE been, even in recent history, many sieges which lasted longer than the French Union garrison's defense of a small town in the northeastern corner of Vieté-Nam with the unlikely name of "Seat of the Border County Prefecture," or, in Vietnamese, Dien Bien Phu. The French reoccupation of the valley lasted a total of 209 days, and the actual siege 56 days. The Germans held Stalingrad for 76 days, while the Americans held Bataan for 66 days and Corregidor for 26; British and Commonwealth troops defended Tobruk once for 241 days. The record World War II siege was no doubt that of the French coastal fortress of Lorient, held by German troops for 270 days from 1944 until VE-day. Many of the major sieges of recent years involved large num­bers of troops on both sides: there were 330,000 German troops en­circled at Stalingrad at the beginning of the siege, and the Soviet troops. which encircled them numbered over one million. In comparison, Dien Bien Phu, with a garrison which barely exceeded 13,000 men at any one moment, and a Viet-Minh siege force totaling 49,500 combatants and 55,000 support troops, could hardly qualify as a major battle, let alone a decisive one. Yet that is exactly what it was, and in a way which makes it one of the truly decisive battles of the twentieth century-in the same sense that the First Battle of the Marne, Stalingrad, and Midway were decisive in their times: although hostilities continued after the particular i. battle-sometimes for years-the whole "tone" of the conflict, as it were, had changed. One of the sides in the conflict had lost its chance of attain­ing whatever it had sought to gain in fighting the war. This was true for the French after they had lost the Battle of Dien Bien Phu. The French Indochina War had dragged on indecisively since December 19, 1946, and reluctantly-far too reluctantly to derive any political or psychological benefit from the gesture-the French granted the non-Communist regime of ex-emperor Bao Dai some of the appurtenances but little of the reality of national independence. In fact, as the war bit deeper into the vitals of the French professional army and consumed an ever-risin({ amount of France's postwar treasure (it finally cost France about $10 billion, In addition to $954 million of United States aid actually expended in Indochina prior to July, 1954), it became increasingly clear that France had entirely lost sight of any clearly definable war aims. General Henri-Eugene Nayarre, the unfortunate French commander-in-chief at the time of the Battle of Dien Bien Phu, was to argue later in his book Agonie de Z'lndochine that there were two acceptable but contradictory war aims: France could be expected to fight the Indochina War alone but with all her might only if the Indo­china States would accept a "special relationship" that would justify the expenditure in blood and money that would entail-and if they were wiIIing to help in the fight to the utmost of their abilities. If, on the other hand, the Indochina War had become an integral part of the world-wide struggle, led by the United States, for the containment of communism, all other nations concerned with stopping communism had an obligation equal to that of France to participate in the struggle. * It is because the United States herself now takes precisely that latter position that Secretary of State Dean Rusk and Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara went to Paris in December, 1965, to plead for greater and more direct support by America's NATO allies in the struggle the United States has been shouldering almost exclusively (with the exception of the South Vietnamese Army and minor contingents from a few small nations). The results, apparently, were negligible. In contrast to the United States, France never had the strength for a large-scale unilateral commitment, and knew that public opinion at home, as well as war weariness among the nationals upon whose territory the war was being fought (a factor that appears to be too often forgotten now), demanded that a short-range solution to the conflict be found. Or, barring victory, that a situation be created in which the national armies of the Associated States of Cambodia, Laos, and Viet-Nam could deal with Communist guerrilla remnants once the French regulars had destroyed the enemy's main battle forces in a series of major engagements . Contrary also to the American Chief Executive who is able to commit American troops in unlimited numbers in undeclared overseas wars, the French Parliament, by an amendment to the Budget Law of 1950, restricted the use of draftees to French "homeland" territory (i.e., France and Algeria, and the French occupied areas of Germany), thus severely limiting the number of troops that could be made available to the Indochina theater of operations. ISBN <br/><br/> <br/><br/>

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Hell in a Very Small Place: The Siege of Dien Bien Phu

Fall, Bernard B.

Da Capo Press, 1985. Very large, thicker, sturdy softcover, glossy wrappers with photo of Vietnamese soldiers celebrating victory on front wrapper, dark green borders at top and bottom front and spine, red back wrapper with praise from Saturday Review, 515 pages, creased at bottom tips, page 21 top tip, a photo section included, maps throughout. Light wear to top front tip. Near Fine.. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

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

Fall, Bernard B.

Da Capo Press, 1985. Very large, thicker, sturdy softcover, glossy wrappers with photo of Vietnamese soldiers on front, dark green borders at top ad bottom front and spine, red backwrapper with praise in Saturday Review, 515 pages, creased at bottom tip, top tip of page 21, photo section and maps included. Light wear at top front tip. Near Fine.. 27th Ptg.. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

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Hell in A Very Small Place: The Siege of Dien Bien Phu

Fall, Bernard B.

A Da Capo Press, USA, 1985. Edition Unstated. Softcover. Near Fine Condition/No Dust Jacket. Near Fine Condition. Books looks amazing with light corner bumps and dings from Storage. Text appears clean Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Education; ISBN: 0306802317. ISBN/EAN: 9780306802317. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 1561050549. . 9780306802317

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Hell in a Very Small Place

Fall, Bernard B

Vintage Giatn. Used - Good. Good condition.

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Hell in a very small place: the siege of Dien Bien Phu

Fall, Bernard B.

J. B. Lippincott Company. Hardcover. 1568659156 Ships from Tennessee, usually the same or next day. . Fair.

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

Fall, Bernard B.

Very Good. Used book in very good condition. Some cover wear, may contain a few marks. Ex-library with the usual stamps. 100% guaranteed. 120818

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Hell in a Very Small Place; the Siege of Dien Bien Phu

Bernard B. Fall

Lippincott. Used - Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.

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Hell In A Very Small Place

Fall, Bernard B.

1966. Vintage. 515pp. Significant fading to color on spine. Text is clean and unmarked. The siege of Dien Bien Phu. Book is in good condition. NOT EX-LIBRARY. ALL PHOTOS ARE OF ACTUAL BOOK. NOT STOCK PHOTO. There may be minor signs of visible wear which may include bookplate or owner's name, creases, minimal markings, small tears, non-major spine or binding defects but book is still wholly intact. SEE PICTURES for any wear or defects. Condition based on age of book. To ensure you receive the quality of book expected we provide pictures of NOTICEABLE WEAR for ALL books we sell with marked conditions of GOOD + . If you have any questions at all don't hesitate to send us an email. Ships from Sacramento, CA.

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

Bernard B. Fall

Da Capo Press, March 1985. Trade . 3.1 PB standard 50%.

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BERNARD B. FALL

USA: J.B.LIPPINCOTT COMPANY, 1967. IIIED. RILEGATO. BUONO. 17 25. ZP0065 STORIA 021 USATO

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

Bernard B. Fall

Da Capo Press, 1985-03-21. Paperback. Good.

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

Fall, Bernard B.

Da Capo Press. Paperback. 0306802317 Softcover, minor wear, previous owner name and information on front cover and top text block, solid binding and bright pages, a nice copy! . Good. 1988.

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Hell in a Very Small Place: The Siege of Dien Bien Phu

Fall, Bernard B

New York: Da Capo Press, 1985 reprint. 515pp. paperback 8vo: Fine. A classic of the long Vietnam War by the Indochina expert Bernard Fall (1926-67).

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Fall, Bernard B

Da Capo Press. Used - Good. Good condition.

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Hell in a Very Small Place: Siege of Dien Bien Phu

Fall, Bernard B.

Paperback. Very Good.

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

Bernard B. Fall

Da Capo Press. Paperback. VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s).

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