Hell in a Very Small Place: The Siege of Dien Bien Phu
Bernard B. Fall
Publisher: Da Capo PressFormat: Paperback
“The definitive account” (Saturday Review) of the battle that paved the way for American involvement in Vietnam . The 1954 battle of Dien Bien Phu ranks with Stalingrad and Tet for what it ended (imperial ambitions), what it foretold (American involvement), and what it symbolized: A guerrilla force of Viet Minh destroyed a technologically superior French army, convincing the Viet Minh that similar tactics might prevail in battle with the U.S.
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