Hell In A Very Small Place by Bernard B. Fall audiobook

Hell In A Very Small Place: The Siege Of Dien Bien Phu

By Bernard B. Fall
Read by Robertson Dean

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Like Gettysburg, Stalingrad, Midway, and Tet, the battle at Dien Bien Phu—a strategic attack launched by France against the Vietnamese in 1954 after eight long years of war—marked a historic turning point. By the end of the fifty-six-day siege, a determined Viet Minh guerrilla force had destroyed a large, tactical French colonial army in the heart of Southeast Asia. The Vietnamese victory would not only end French occupation of Indochina and offer a sobering premonition of the U.S.'s future military defeat in the region, but would also provide a new model of modern warfare in which size and sophistication didn't always dictate victory. Before his death in Vietnam in 1967, Bernard Fall, a critically acclaimed scholar and reporter, drew upon declassified documents from the French Defense Ministry and interviews with thousands of surviving French and Vietnamese soldiers to weave a compelling account of the key battle of Dien Bien Phu. With Fall's thorough and insightful analysis, Hell in a Very Small Place has become one of the benchmarks in war reportage.

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Like Gettysburg, Stalingrad, Midway, and Tet, the battle at Dien Bien Phu—a strategic attack launched by France against the Vietnamese in 1954 after eight long years of war—marked a historic turning point. By the end of the fifty-six-day siege, a determined Viet Minh guerrilla force had destroyed a large, tactical French colonial army in the heart of Southeast Asia. The Vietnamese victory would not only end French occupation of Indochina and offer a sobering premonition of the U.S.'s future military defeat in the region, but would also provide a new model of modern warfare in which size and sophistication didn't always dictate victory.

Before his death in Vietnam in 1967, Bernard Fall, a critically acclaimed scholar and reporter, drew upon declassified documents from the French Defense Ministry and interviews with thousands of surviving French and Vietnamese soldiers to weave a compelling account of the key battle of Dien Bien Phu. With Fall's thorough and insightful analysis, Hell in a Very Small Place has become one of the benchmarks in war reportage.

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A thorough account of a brave, sanguinary battle that has since turned out to have immense historic importance. The New Yorker

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Author Bio: Bernard B. Fall

Author Bio: Bernard B. Fall

Bernard B. Fall (1926-1967) was a journalist specializing in Southeast Asia. His books include Hell in a Very Small Place and Last Reflections on a War.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 19.68
Audience: Adult
Language: English