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.
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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)
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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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Once the Viet Minh forces, under the leadership of the legendary general Vo Nguyen Giap, had dealt a death blow to the French colonial forces at Dien Bien Phu in 1954, the Eisenhower administration in Washington effectively decided to take on the white man's burden.
Les Algeriens ont pris les armes pour reconquerir leur independance nationale en s'inspirant de l'histoire de construction et de defense nationales des Vietnamiens, notamment de la guerre anti-francaise de ces derniers qui s'etait soldee par la victoire de Dien Bien Phu dont parlait le monde entier.
Their topics include Indochina 1951-52: the Chinese dimension, from Bermuda to Dien Bien Phu 1953-54, the Geneva Conference: opening skirmishes, Geneva: Phoenix rising June 1954, and Geneva suborned.
But it still dragged France down and ended in humiliating defeat at Dien Bien Phu.
My guess is that even before the Philcag units started arriving in 1966 as a token contribution to the US campaign after the French debacle at Dien Bien Phu, Filipinos had won the hearts of many rural Vietnamese through the Philippine Jaycees' "Operation Brotherhood" of medical and relief missions.
The French re-established their control over most of Vietnam but only until 1954 when the French were decisively defeated by Ho Chi Minh's army in Dien Bien Phu.
Synopsis: Struggling to reassert control over their Indochinese colonies after World War II, the French established a huge air-land base in the valley of Dien Bien Phu. But when the opposing Vietnamese People's Army (VPA) began massing its forces against the base in late 1953, French commanders seized the opportunity to draw their elusive enemy into a decisive set-piece battle.
The Go For Gold Developmental Cycling Team showed its potential against veteran riders in the Dien Bien Phu 2019 international race in Vietnam recently.
The defining battle at Dien Bien Phu, planned under the watchful eyes of Chinese strategists and prosecuted with large caches of Chinese weapons, led to a defeat no less humiliating for the French than Napoleon's at Waterloo.
Of interest are Fraser's suggested readings, particularly Bernard Fall's Hell in A Very Small Place on Dien Bien Phu and a biography of British General Bernard Montgomery ending in 1942.
India's first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was one of the first visitors to Vietnam after its victory against the French at Dien Bien Phu in 1954.