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Valley of the Shadow (The Siege of Dien Bien Phu) - 9781472824417

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Using new material unearthed in French archives, Vietnamese-language publications, and the testimony of veterans, this book, now in paperback, offers a new perspective on the climactic French defeat at Dien Bien Phu which took place during the First Indochina War--the conflict that set the stage for the Vietnam War.

Following the end of World War II, France attempted to reassert control over its colonies in Indochina. In Vietnam, this was resisted by the Viet Minh leading to the First Indochina War. By 1954, the French army was on the defensive and determined to force the Viet Minh into a decisive set-piece battle at Dien Bien Phu.

Over the past five decades, Western authors have generally followed a standard narrative of the siege of Dien Bien Phu, depicting the Viet Minh besiegers as a faceless horde which overwhelmed the intrepid garrison by sheer weight of numbers, superior firepower, and logistics. However, a wealth of new Vietnamese-language sources tell a very different story, revealing for the first time the true Viet Minh order of battle and the details of the severe logistical constraints within which the besiegers had to operate. Using these sources, complemented by interviews with French veterans and research in the French Army and French Foreign Legion archives, this book, now publishing in paperback, provides a new telling of the climactic battle in the Indochina War, the conflict that set the stage for the Vietnam War a decade later.

This book title, Valley of the Shadow (The Siege of Dien Bien Phu), ISBN: 9781472824417, by Kevin Boylan, Luc Olivier, published by Bloomsbury USA (July 23, 2019) is available in paperback. Our minimum order quantity is 25 copies. All standard bulk book orders ship FREE in the continental USA and delivered in 4-10 business days. Expedited shipping is also available.

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Product Details

Author:
Kevin Boylan, Luc Olivier
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
368
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA (July 23, 2019)
Release Date:
July 23, 2019
Language:
English
ISBN-13:
9781472824417
ISBN-10:
1472824415
Dimensions:
6.1" x 9.12" x 1.09"
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Macmillan Trade-Macmillan_Print_US_Trade_20190707220326-20190707.xml
Folder:
Macmillan Trade
List Price:
$21.00
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$10.50
Publisher Identifier:
P-STM
Discount Code:
A
Weight:
18.72oz
Case Pack:
10

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