Battle for Dien Bien Phu
198660 minutes
Peter Batty

In a gruesome 1953-54 battle, Gen. Giap and his Vietminh army defeated French troops led by Gen. Navarre. This documentary examines the decisive battle from both sides through archival footage and contributions by French and Vietnamese survivors. The program looks at how guerilla tactics employed by the Vietminh at Dien Bien Phu, as well as a false sense of pride on the side of the French, helped to set the course of the Vietnam War.

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