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The Viet Minh further tightened the noose around the French central area formed by the strongpoints “Huguette”, “Dominique”, “Claudine”, and “Eliane”effectively cutting off the Isabelle and its 1, personnel to the south.

Battle of Dien Bien Phu

They were landed at three drop zones: The French author Jules Roy suggests that Admiral Radford discussed with the French the iden of using nuclear weapons in support of the French garrison.

The Geneva Conference opened on 8 May[91] the day after the surrender of the garrison. The goal was to resupply “Huguette 6” with water and ammunition. At this point, the morale of the Viet Minh soldiers was greatly lowered due to the massive casualties they had received from heavy French gunfire. By the end of November, six parachute battalions had been landed, and the French Army was consolidating its positions.

The French were completely surrounded. On 8 May, the Viet Minh counted 11, prisoners, of whom 4, were wounded.

Remarkably, the attack was a complete success, with Viet Minh soldiers killed and seventeen AA machine guns destroyed French estimatewhile the French lost 20 killed and 97 wounded. The Indochinese experience of the French and the Americans: About managed to escape and rejoin the French lines.


These later became painfully obvious but at the time may have been less apparent. The Viet Minh briefly captured “Huguette 7”, only to be pushed back by a French counterattack at dawn on 1 April.

The fortified headquarters was centrally located, with positions “Huguette” dirn the west, “Claudine” to the south, and “Dominique” to the northeast. Tenacious fighting on the ground ensued, reminiscent of the trench warfare of World War I. During the fighting at “Eliane 1”, on the other side of camp, the Viet Minh entrenchments had almost entirely surrounded “Huguette 1 and 6”. Otherwise, Dien Bien Phu is done for. The fall of “Beatrice” and “Gabrielle” had severely demoralized them.

On arrival, Navarre was shocked by what he found. The prisoners were divided into groups.

Battle of Dien Bien Phu – Wikipedia

The wounded were given basic first aid until the Red Cross arrived, extracted prisoners, and provided better aid to dienn remainder. The French repeatedly repulsed Viet Minh assaults on their positions. McGovern and Wallace A.

The fall of Dien Bien Phu, in a pu military perspective, represented a very serious failure but one that in the immediate, that is to say, spring ofdid not upset the balance of forces present in Indochina.

People’s Army Publishing House. They moved these weapons through difficult terrain up the rear slopes of the mountains surrounding the French positions, dug tunnels through the mountain, and placed the fe pieces overlooking the French encampment. Further information on Dien Bien Phu order of battle: It was, from the French view before the event, a set piece battle to draw out the Vietnamese and destroy them with superior firepower.


The partition was supposed to be temporary, and iden two zones were meant to be reunited through national elections in[93] which were never held.

Battle of Dien Bien Phu – HISTORY

They told him he would retain the appearance of command, but that Langlais would exercise it. Phillip Davidson stated that the “truth would seem to be that Langlais did take over effective command of Dien Bien Phu, and that Castries became ‘commander emeritus’ who transmitted messages to Hanoi and offered advice about matters in Dien Bien Phu”.

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The Fall of Dienbienphu [ sic ]”. Marines held the high ground, and their artillery forced the North Vietnamese to use their own artillery from a much greater distance. Bythe First Indochina War was not going well for France.