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  • Source: Wikipedia
  • Battles and operations of the First Indochina War: Battle of Dien Bien Phu, Battle of Route Coloniale 4, Operation Camargue, Battle of Muong Khoua, Ba 

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    Lieferstatus:   i.d.R. innert 14-24 Tagen versandfertig
    Genre:  Geschichte / Politik / Kultur 
    ISBN:  9781155325644 
    Verlag:  Books LLC, Reference Series 
    Einband:  Kartoniert  
    Sprache:  English  
    Dimensionen:  H 246 mm / B 189 mm / D 2 mm 
    Gewicht:  85 gr 
    Seiten:  32 
    Zus. Info:  Paperback 
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    Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 30. Chapters: Battle of Dien Bien Phu, Battle of Route Coloniale 4, Operation Camargue, Battle of Muong Khoua, Battle of Na San, Operation Mouette, Battle of Hoa Binh, Battle of Mang Yang Pass, Operation Castor, Battle of Vinh Yen, Operation Lea, Operation Vulture, Battle of Mao Khe, Operation Atlante, Battle of Hanoi, Operation Condor, Battle of Cao Bang, Operation Ceinture, Operation Brochet, Battle of the Day River, Operation Hirondelle, Operation Papillon, Operation Adolphe, Battle of Dong Khe, Catroux Commission, Operation Bretagne, Operation Lorraine. Excerpt: The Battle of Dien Bien Phu (French: ; Vietnamese: ) was the climactic confrontation of the First Indochina War between the French Union's French Far East Expeditionary Corps and Viet Minh communist revolutionaries. The battle occurred between March and May 1954 and culminated in a comprehensive French defeat that influenced negotiations over the future of Indochina at Geneva. Military historian Martin Windrow wrote that Đi¿n Biên Ph¿ was "the first time that a non-European colonial independence movement had evolved through all the stages from guerrilla bands to a conventionally organized and equipped army able to defeat a modern Western occupier in pitched battle." As a result of blunders in the French decision-making process, the French began an operation to support the soldiers at Đi¿n Biên Ph¿, deep in the hills of northwestern Vietnam. Its purpose was to cut off Viet Minh supply lines into the neighboring Kingdom of Laos, a French ally, and tactically draw the Viet Minh into a major confrontation that would cripple them. Instead, the Viet Minh, under Senior General Vơ Nguyên Giáp, surrounded and besieged the French, who were unaware of the Viet Minh's possession of heavy artillery (including anti-aircraft guns) and, more importantly, their ability to move such weapons through extremely difficult terrain to the mountain crests overlooking the French encampment. The Viet Minh occupied the highlands around Đi¿n Biên Ph¿ and were able to accurately bombard French positions at will. Tenacious fighting on the ground ensued, reminiscent of the trench warfare of World War I. The French repeatedly repulsed Viet Minh assaults on their positions. Supplies and reinforcements were delivered by air, though as the French positions were overrun and the anti-aircraft fire took its toll, fewer and fewer of those supplies reached them. After a two-month siege, the garrison was overrun and most French forces surrendered, only a few successfully escaping to Laos. Shortly after the


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