64 years ago: Major confrontation with the Viet Minh started

64 years ago, a major confrontation between the French and the Viet Minh started. It took place in northeastern Vietnam, in then French Indochina. On March 13, 1954, the French garrison of Dien Bien Phu was attacked. After several hours of bloody assaults, the enemy would overrun one of the important French strongpoints…

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1954 Battle of Dien Bien Phu - Foreign Legion etrangere - Dien Bien Phu - Indochina