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Titre : The Last Valley: Dien Bien Phu and the ...
Éditeur : Da Capo Press, New York, New York, U.S.A.
Date d'édition : 2004
Reliure : Hard Cover
Etat du livre : Near Fine
Etat de la jaquette : Near Fine
Edition : First Edition
608pp, 21 maps, glossary, picture captions, preface, 40 b&w photos, notes and sources, select bibliography, n December 1953 the French army occupying Vietnam challenged the elusive Vietnamese army to engage in a decisive battle. When French paratroopers landed in the jungle on the border between Vietnam and Laos, the Vietnamese quickly isolated the French force and besieged it in a small place called Dien Bien Phu. The hunters -- the French army -- had become the hunted, desperately defending their outgunned base. Clean. N° de réf. du libraire 010346
Synopsis : In December 1953 the French army occupying Vietnam challenged the elusive Vietnamese army to engage in a decisive battle. When French paratroopers landed in the jungle on the border between Vietnam and Laos, the Vietnamese quickly isolated the French force and confronted them at their jungle base in a small place called Dien Bien Phu. The hunters-the French army-had become the hunted, desperately defending their out-gunned base. The siege in the jungle wore on as defeat loomed for the French. Eventually the French were depleted, demoralized, and destroyed. As they withdrew, the country was ominously divided at U.S. insistence, creating the short-lived Republic of South Vietnam for which 55,000 Americans would die in the next twenty years.
A propos de l'auteur: Martin Windrow is an associate of the Royal Historical Society and a member of the Foreign Legion Association of Great Britain. He is the co-author of several well-known military reference works, including the Dictionary of Military Biography. He lives in Sussex, England.
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