What is Dien Bien Phu?

  • (noun): The French military base fell after a 56-day siege by Vietnam troops; ended the involvement of France in Indochina in 1954.

Dien Bien Phu

Điện Biên Phủ ( listen) is a city in northwestern Vietnam. It is the capital of Điện Biên Province. The city is best known for the events which occurred there during the First Indochina War, the Battle of Điện Biên Phủ, during which the region was a breadbasket for the Việt Minh. The city was formally called Thaeng.

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Erwan Bergot - Bibliography
... Deuxième classe à Dien-Bien-Phu, La table ronde, 1964 Mourir au Laos, France-empire, 1965 Les petits soleils, France-empire, 1967 Prenez-les vivants, Balland, 1972 La Légion. 1986 Convoi 42, la marche à la mort des prisonniers de Dien Bien Phu, Presses de la Cité, 1986 La bataille de Dong Khê, la tragédie de la R.C.4, Indochine, mai-octobre 1950 ...
Dien Bien Phu - History - Siege of Điện Biên Phủ (1954)
... The battle was significant beyond the valleys of Điện Biên Phủ ... Giáp's victory ended major French involvement in Indochina and led to the accords which partitioned Vietnam into North and South ...
Signals Intelligence In The Cold War - Indochina and Vietnam To 1954
... In 1953, the French began their strongpoint at Dien Bien Phu, for reasons the NSA history said were unclear ... that the French had intelligence of multiple Viet Minh units in the Dien Bien Phu area, but no good idea of their size ... be of division size, and that the Viet Minh was capable of a multidivisional operation against Dien Bien Phu ...
Dien Bien Phu (film)
... Diên Biên Phu (French for Điện Biên Phủ) is a 1992 film written and directed by French veteran Pierre Schoendoerffer ... with the cooperation of the French and Vietnamese armies, Dîen Bîen Phu is regarded by many as one of the more important war movies produced in French filmmaking history ... It portrays the 55-day siege of Dien Bien Phu (1954), the last battle by the French Union's colonial army in the First Indochina War during the final days of French Indochina, which was soon after divided into ...
List Of Airports In Vietnam - Airports
... International Airport) Huế VVPB HUI Phu Bai International Airport 16°24′06″N 107°42′10″E / 16.40167°N 107.70278°E / 16.40167 107.70278 (Phu Bai International ...

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