Dien Bien Phu


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Dien Bien Phu

 (dyĕn′ byĕn′ fo͞o′)
A town of northwest Vietnam near the Laos border. The French military base here fell to Vietminh troops on May 7, 1954, after a 56-day siege, leading to the end of France's involvement in Indochina.

Dien Bien Phu

(ˌdjɛn bjɛn ˈfuː)
n
(Placename) a village in NW Vietnam: French military post during the Indochina War; scene of a major defeat of French forces by the Vietminh (1954)

Dien Bien Phu

(ˈdyɛn ˌbyɛn ˈfu)
n.
a town in NW Vietnam: site of defeat of French forces by Vietminh 1954, bringing to an end the French rule of Indochina.
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Noun1.Dien Bien Phu - the French military base fell after a siege by Vietnam troops that lasted 56 days; ended the involvement of France in Indochina in 1954
Annam, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Viet Nam, Vietnam - a communist state in Indochina on the South China Sea; achieved independence from France in 1945
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As a consequence, the US began backing the French reoccupation of Vietnam, and continued to do so beyond the colonialist forces' game-changing comeuppance at Dien Bien Phu in 1954, which clearly demonstrated the Vietnamese resolve for liberation.
In 1954 he inflicted a crushing defeat on the French Army at Dien Bien Phu.
Yet it never recovered from Dien Bien Phu, its colonial power always in doubt.
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We landed for refuelling in coastal Da Nang, which was then called Tourane by the French, who ruled Vietnam as a colony since the 19th Century, until the defeat of the French Foreign Legion and Army by the North Vietnamese Forces in the classic battle of Dien Bien Phu in North Vietnam.
Following the defeat of France in the Battle of Dien Bien Phu, an agreement was reached by France and Vietnam, known as the Geneva Accords of 1954.
Indeed, examining General Douglas MacArthur's leadership during the Korean War and France's inglorious surrender at Dien Bien Phu, Horne writes a fitting recapitulation and coda for the theme of hubris and peripeteia.
The last operational airdrop of airfield repair assets was conducted at Dien Bien Phu in Indochina in the late 1960s; the last river-crossing operations occurred during World War II.
Shrader follows the paths of conflicts from the end of the Japanese occupation of Indochina through the rise of the Viet Minh and their eventual conquest of the French Union at Dien Bien Phu.
They considered doing so in the Korean War (1950) and twice in Vietnam (to save Dien Bien Phu - 1964) and in the 1970s, when the USA was losing.
The first chapter briefly examines the historical case studies that demonstrate the viability of the operationally offensive, tactically defensive concept such as Gettysburg (a failure), Dien Bien Phu (another failure due to a lack of airpower), and Khe Sanh (a success due specifically to air power).