Battle for Dien Bien Phu / producer, director, Peter Batty

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Subjects: Dien Bien Phu, Battle of, Điện Biên Phủ, Vietnam, 1954
Indochinese War, 1946-1954
Vietnam--History--1945-1975
Formats: Video Recording, U-matic, Beta, VHS
Material Type: Projected medium -- Monograph
Language: English
Audience: Adult, Ages 16 through adults
Published: New York, N.Y. : Evergreen International, 1985, c1979
Series: MCIS video collection B-21V
LC Classification: D, DS
Physical Description: 1 videocassette (50 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in
Additional Authors: Batty, Peter
Evergreen International, Ltd
Notes: LCCN: 85703629 /F/r87
ISBN: For sale ($250.00 for 3/4 in.; $59.95 for 1/2 in.) or rent ($75.00 for 3/4 in.; $10.00 for 1/2 in.)
VHS format
Ages 16 through adults
Summary: Looks at the fifty-six-day seige of French colonial forces in Dien Bien Phu by Vietminh guerrillas in late 1953, which divided Vietnam between Communist and non-Communist factions and cleared the stage for the tragedy of American involvement
Summary: This tape is the story traced from France's colonization of Indo-China in the last century. Through Japan's occupation during the early 1940's and the eventful Allied Liberation, to the cold war politicking of Secretary of State John Foster Dulles who, in the spring of 1954, as the Vietminh siege at Dien Bien Phu moved to its fateful climax, offered to atom bomb the valley for the French and was only dissuaded by the last minute intervention of American congressional leaders, among them a future president who, ironically, was himself to fall from grace because of Vietnam, Lyndon Johnson. It is a tale of arrogant western generals and ingenious eastern peasants, of false pride and astonishing heroism, of devious political bargaining and gross military bungling. The most important battle between the west and Ho Chi Minh ten years before Vietnam
Miami University's MCIS video collection
OCLC Number: 13761267