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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Esa indeleble balada del paradigmatico Boris Vian (1920-1959): El desertor, solo aparentemente ingenua, escrita en 1954 mientras Francia se desangraba en Indochina pretendiendo defender los restos de su imperio colonial, que se encaminaba al merecido desastre de Dien-Bien-Phu, al mismo tiempo que se incubaba la sucia guerra de Argelia, se convirtio en todo un sobresalto para las buenas conciencias de su epoca, no sin el imaginable y complacido regocijo del autor.
Scattered local-color details about a dog whose pedigree is traced back to an army canine that survived the battle of Dien-bien-phu, about Thuc's uncle who "invented" the popsicle, about the trade in dried human bile that is much valued in Hong Kong as an aphrodisiac, about wartime surroundings, and about quiet South China beaches all serve to enliven this very human story.