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Hell in a Very Small Place: The Siege of Dien Bien Phu

Hell in a Very Small Place: The Siege of Dien Bien Phu

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By (author) Bernard B. Fall

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  • Publisher: Da Capo Press Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 568 pages
  • Dimensions: 136mm x 216mm x 38mm | 642g
  • Publication date: 18 April 2002
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge, MA
  • ISBN 10: 030681157X
  • ISBN 13: 9780306811579
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: maps
  • Sales rank: 62,221

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The 1954 battle of Dien Bien Phu ranks with Stalingrad and Tet for what it ended (imperial ambitions), what it foretold (American involvement), and what it symbolized: A guerrilla force of Viet Minh destroyed a technologically superior French army, convincing the Viet Minh that similar tactics might prevail in battle with the U.S.

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Bernard B. Fall was forty when he was killed in South Vietnam in 1967. The author of the classic Vietnam account, Street Without Joy, he wrote for the New York Times and the Washington Post.