In late November 1953, to break up a Viet Minh invasion of neighboring Laos, the French established a redoubt at Dien Bien Phu
, in the last valley of northwest Vietnam.
HANOI - Airport facilities at Dien Bien Phu
will be renovated ahead of the 50th anniversary of the historic battle, officials said.
Morgan said the lessons of the battle that the French lost in the isolated Dien Bien Phu
should have been learned by Americans who went to Vietnam and should be a warning in Afghanistan.
27) It was Chinese-supplied artillery that enabled the Viet Minh to crush the large French garrison at Dien Bien Phu
, and it was the fall of Dien Bien Phu
that produced the French political concessions at the 1954 Geneva Conference that ended French rule in Indochina and established Communist rule in what became North Vietnam.
But life was not perfect, The French were defeated at a place called Dien Bien Phu
by a communist rebel named Ho Chi Minh in
The decision to withdraw was made on the 22d day: "Before Ripcord could become an American Dien Bien Phu
, the 101st Airborne Division did what the US Army did not do in Viet nam: It backed away from a major engagement, ordering the evacuation and destruction by air strikes of Firebase Ripcord.
Simpson The fall of Dien Bien Phu
ended French control of Indochina and opened the way to US commitment to the area (and to US mistakes of a similar nature).
In the north Vietnam, Luxury Travel provides chartered service Hanoi to Halong Bay, Cat Ba islands, Sapa, Dien Bien Phu
or Bac Ha Colorful Hill tribes Sunday Market.
Upon our arrival at his home we saw it was a palatial French villa-given as a reward to Giap by the Politburo in 1954 after his victory at Dien Bien Phu
Vo Nguyen Giap, renowned for defeating the French at Dien Bien Phu
, as the greatest threats to his authority.
the defense of the Alamo in 1836; Pickett's charge at Gettysburg on July 3, 1863, the Viet Minh "death volunteers" who threw themselves at French defenses at Dien Bien Phu
, and the Japanese Kamikaze attacks of 1944-45.
During this year's Overseas Outreach Project to Vietnam, AOFAS volunteers worked in small teams and fanned out to serve at facilities in Dien Bien Phu
, a northwestern city that lies in the Muong Thanh Valley near the Laotian border; Thai Nguyen, a city roughly 50 miles north of Hanoi; and Vinh, a city some 185 miles south of Hanoi on the South China Sea.
He stood out as the leader of a ragtag army of guerrillas who wore sandals made of car tyres and lugged their artillery over mountains to encircle and crush the French army at Dien Bien Phu
And despite heavy and painful losses, Vietnam prevailed, defeating the first colonial quest at the Battle of Dien Bien Phu
(1954) and the second at Ho ChE[degrees] Minh Campaign (1975).
The former history teacher turned military commander led his troops to victory over France in 1954 at Dien Bien Phu
-- the battle that ended French involvement in Indochina -- and played a key role in Vietnam's defeat of the United States in 1975.