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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Dien Bien Phu: the Epic Battle America Forgot

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And this one was great. The book is exceptionally well written including the smell and sounds of this bloody battle in which national pride was put before common sense. Was actually playing the war-game Storm Over Dien Bien Phu great game with my son that peaked my interest to go find a book on the subject.

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There are almost enough maps and diagrams, and the tactical detail is fascinating. Book ratings by Goodreads. Defense analyst Howard R. Peter Tichy rated it really liked it Jun 22, Against Everything Mark Greif.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. The battle of Dien Bien Phu is an important chapter in military history that should not be forgotten. French and Dien bien phu the epic battle america forgot hubris are chronicled, along with NVA competence. A series of defeats had already showed that fighting in the jungle was not the same as in a European setting.

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A third of the 15, French defenders died in combat, fewer than a hundred escaped into the jungle. See 1 question about Dien Bien Phu…. Swapnil Pandey rated it it was amazing Oct 25, Published April 1st by Potomac Books first published May The Myth of Sisyphus Albert Camus. When the Americans pointed out that this ‘offensive’ tactic was actually defensive and flawed, the French carried on: 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.


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