Dien Bien Phu is recognized as one of history’s great battles and as a turning point for American policy: the French defeat led to the fateful U.S. commitment to . Dien Bien Phu has 73 ratings and 8 reviews. Martin said: A very interesting book. Simpson followed the battle from Concept to Surrender as an American Ad. Apr 1, : Dien Bien Phu: The Epic Battle America Forgot (History of War) ( ) by Howard R. Simpson and a great selection.

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The stubborn obstinacy of the French high command who were determined to preserve this jewel in the French empire almost defies belief. The French defeat led to the eventual entry of American forces replacing the French in Vietnam as the US tried to stabilize the “democratic” government.

The Prince Niccolo Machiavelli. Howard Simpson was at Dien Bien Phu as a combat reporter. Simpson was an eyewitness. Kai Nieves bieb it it was amazing Feb 21, Vicky rated it it was amazing May 10, Packing My Library Alberto Manguel. Swapnil Pandey rated it it was amazing Oct 25, Want to Read saving…. Luckily for the world, that never happened.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Refresh and try again. It ended tge May with tens of thousands dien bien phu the epic battle america forgot Vietminh troops overrunning the beseiged garrison. Ashwyn Chandrashekar rated it really liked it Jul 28, View all 3 comments. The Myth of Sisyphus Albert Camus. Wonderbook Revised and Expanded Jeff Dien bien phu the epic battle america forgot. History is replete with examples of Military stupidity and sadly this is another one of them.

Great reading of one of the most important battles in the 20th century and all but forgotten. Defense analyst Howard R. Everywhere I Look Helen Garner. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

The French paras demonstrated exemplary camaraderie in the face of death and perceived abandonment, living in the mud and blood of didn fallen, enduring the most inconceivable hardships while struggling to defend against the Vietminh.

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Despite the results in the seond world war, the French High command pushed on, believing that DBP was too strong to be taken by ‘native’ troops. Dien bien phu the epic battle america forgot French paratroop operation was was to take place a valley called Dien Bien Phu. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. And this one was great. An exhaustive, thorough recounting of France’s defeat at the hands of the North Vietnamese back in the s.

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There was even, apparently a move to use tactical nuclear weapons to save the French from being overrun. French and American hubris are chronicled, along with NVA competence. Labyrinths Jorge Luis Borges. Why I Write George Orwell. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. The French forces dropped in the midst of strong Vietnamese forces and a fierce battle ensued. View all 6 comments. See 1 question about Dien Bien Phu….

Dien Bien Phu: the Epic Battle America Forgot

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