Hell in a Very Small Place: The Siege of Dien Bien Phu by Bernard B. Fall - PDF and EPUB eBook
From the acclaimed scholar and reporter, a thorough and revealing account of the historic turning point in Vietnam's long...
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Details of Hell in a Very Small Place: The Siege of Dien Bien Phu
- Exact title of the book
- Hell in a Very Small Place: The Siege of Dien Bien Phu
- Book author
- Bernard B. Fall
- Book edition
- Number of pages
- 568 pages
- April 18th 2002 by Da Capo Press
- File size (in PDF)
- 2272 kB
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From the acclaimed scholar and reporter, a thorough and revealing account of the historic turning point in Vietnam's long struggle-the 1954 battle for Dien Bien Phu Like Gettysburg, Stalingrad, Midway, and Tet, the battle at Dien Bien Phu-a strategic attack launched by France against the Vietnamese in 1954 after eight long years of war-marked a historic turning point. By the end of the 56-day siege, a determined Viet Minh guerrilla force had destroyed a large, tactical French colonial army in the heart of Southeast Asia. The Vietnamese victory would not only end French occupation of Indochina and offer a sobering premonition of the U.S.'s future military defeat in the region, but would also provide a new model of modern warfare on which size and sophistication didn't always dictate victory.
Before his death in Vietnam in 1967, Bernard Fall, a critically acclaimed scholar and reporter, drew upon declassified documents from the French Defense Ministry and interviews with thousands of surviving French and Vietnamese soldiers to weave a compelling account of the key battle of Dien Bien Phu. With maps highlighting the strategic points of conflict, with thirty-two pages of photos, and with Fall's thorough and insightful analysis, Hell in a Very Small Place has become one of the benchmarks in war reportage.