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by Martin Windrow
Author: Martin Windrow
Publisher: Weidenfeld Military; 1st Printing edition (April 8, 2004)
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Eventually, the demoralized and weakened French were utterly depleted and withdrew in defeat. The siege at Dien Bien Phu was a landmark battle of the last century-the first defeat of modern western forces by an Asian guerilla army.
The Last Valley: Dien Bien Phu and the French Defeat in Vietnam by Martin Windrow was published in 2004 by Weidenfeld and Nicholson. The USA failed to learn the lessons of this conflict, thus condemning themselves to defeat. Interestingly the British were more adept in Malaysia’s during the insurgency and again during the Indonesian confrontation.
The Last Valley: Dien Bien Phu and the French Defeat in Vietnam (Paperback). Martin Windrow (author). Please provide me with your latest book news, views and details of Waterstones’ special offers.
The Last Valley book. Each chapter Like Martin Windrow my interest in the French debacle at Dien Bien Phu began many years ago with Bernard Fall's classic Hell in a Very Small Place. Now Windrow has surpassed Fall. The Last Valley: Dien Bien Phu and the French Defeat in Vietnam is an outstanding example of the non-fiction writer's art.
Stalingrad in the jungle: the battle that doomed the French Empire and led America into Vietnam. In winter 1953-54 the French army in Vietnam challenged its elusive enemy, General Giap's Viet Minh, to pitched battle. Ten thousand French paras and légionnaires, with artillery and tanks, were flown to the remote valley of Dien Bien Phu to build a fortress upon which Giap could smash his inexperienced regiments. The siege which followed became a Stalingrad in the jungle, and its outcome shocked the world.
Martin Windrow has pulled off a remarkable feat, given the wholesale destruction of the French Army’s files in its retreat from Indo-China and the embarrassed silence of successive French governments about the debacle
Martin Windrow has pulled off a remarkable feat, given the wholesale destruction of the French Army’s files in its retreat from Indo-China and the embarrassed silence of successive French governments about the debacle. In fact France was still tortured in the 1950s by its defeat and occupation in 1940.