Valley Of The Shadow: The Siege Of Dien Bien Phu
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The French debacle
Spring, 1954; In a final attempt to reassert control over their Indochinese colonies, the French draw the Viet Minh into what they hope will be a decisive set-piece battle at Dien Bien Phu. In 56 days of close-quarters fighting, the Vietnamese slowly dislodge the French from one strongpoint after another.
Western authors have depicted the besiegers as a faceless horde that overwhelmed the garrison by sheer weight of numbers. Drawing on a wealth of new Vietnamese sources, Valley of the Shadow tells a very different story, revealing the true Viet Minh order of battle and the novel tactics and engineering feats that brought them to victory.
Here is a fresh new telling of the climactic battle that set the stage for the Vietnam War a decade later.
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|Release Date:||July 24, 2018|