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During a period of stalemate from 15 April to 1 May, the French intercepted enemy radio messages which told of whole units refusing orders to attack, and communist prisoners in French hands said that they were told to advance or be shot by the officers and non-commissioned officers behind them [71]much like Stalin’s “Not A Step Back! Just after midnight on 31 March, the French launched a counterattack against “Eliane 2”, and recaptured half of it.

The French were unable to slow the Viet Minh advance, who fell back only after outrunning their always-tenuous supply lines. En route, they were virtually annihilated by the Viet Minh.

Combat operations were undertaken only in response to enemy moves or threats. The situation is very grave. Eisenhower also stated, “Nobody is more opposed to intervention than I am”. On 10 April, the French attempted to retake “Eliane 1”, which had been lost eleven days earlier. Napoleon rose through the ranks of the French army during the French Revolution, seized control of the Starting in December, the French, under the command of Colonel Christian de Castriesbegan transforming their anchoring point into a fortress by setting up seven satellite positions.

Mayer had given Navarre a single order—to create military conditions that would lead to an “honorable political solution”. Battle of Saratoga Fought eighteen days apart in the fall ofthe two Battles of Saratoga were a turning point in the American Revolution.


By the end of November, six parachute battalions had been landed, and the French Army was consolidating its positions. The rest had been killed, captured, or deserted”.

Battle of Dien Bien Phu

Many of the flights operated by the French Air force to evacuate casualties had female flight nurses on board. Artillery pieces were located within well constructed and camouflaged casemates.

The Viet Minh briefly captured “Huguette 7”, only to be pushed back by a French counterattack at dawn on 1 April. Simultaneously, Navarre had been searching for a way to stop the Viet Minh threat to Laos.

Navarre decided to go ahead with the operation, despite operational difficulties. It is out of the question to run up the white flag after your heroic resistance.

However at “Isabelle”, a similar attempt later the same night saw about 70 troops, diej of 1, men in the garrison, escape to Laos.

Historians disagree regarding this moniker, with Martin Windrow maintaining that de Galard was referred to by this name by the garrison itself, but Michael Kenney and Bernard Fall maintaining it was added by outside press agencies.

The French author Jules Roy suggests that Admiral Radford discussed with the French the possibility of using nuclear weapons in support of the French garrison.

The position surrendered that night when Nicholas personally waved a small white flag probably a handkerchief from his rifle.

Views Read Edit View bieb. Both historians record that Langlais and Marcel Bigeard were known to be on good terms with their commanding officer. The Viet Minh brought in vast amounts of heavy artillery including antiaircraft guns.

About managed to escape and rejoin the French lines. Because he considered Lai Chau impossible to defend, on November 20, Navarre launched Operation Castor with a paratroop drop pu the broad valley of Dien Bien Phu, which was rapidly transformed into a defensive perimeter of eight strong points organized around an airstrip.


The battle occurred between March and May and culminated in a comprehensive French defeat that influenced negotiations underway at Geneva among several nations over the future of Indochina.

Battle of Dien Bien Phu – Wikipedia

Nearly 30 kilometres away from the centre of Dien Bien Phu lays the Viet Minh army complex ranging from shelters and trenches, also preserved in Muong Phang village. The Viet Minh’s simultaneous attacks elsewhere were batzlla successful. A 37 mm automatic air defense gun M used by the Viet Minh during the battle.

Bythe First Diien War was not going well for France. Air Force maintenance crews. With the fall of “Huguette 1”, the Viet Minh took control of more than 90 percent of the airfield, making accurate parachute drops impossible.

Some reinforcements did arrive, but not enough to replace French casualties. This included France’s regular troops notably elite paratrooper units, plus those of the artilleryFrench Foreign LegionnairesAlgerian and Moroccan tirailleurs colonial troops from North Africa and locally-recruited Indochinese Laotian, Vietnamese and Cambodian infantry.

The French lost around 1, men defending Gabrielle, and the Viet Minh between 1, and 2, den the strongpoint.

He had expected an attack, but could not foresee when or where it would occur. The Viet Minh captured 8, French and marched them miles on foot to prison camps; less than half survived the march. The artillery had been dug in by single pieces