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The Last Valley: Dien Bien Phu and the French Defeat in Vietnam

Windrow, Martin

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ISBN 10: 0306813866 / ISBN 13: 9780306813863
Editorial: Da Capo Pr, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2004
Condición: Near Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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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 ref. de la librería 005240

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Título: The Last Valley: Dien Bien Phu and the ...

Editorial: Da Capo Pr, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Año de publicación: 2004

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Condición del libro:Near Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine

Edición: First Edition

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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.

About the Author:

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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