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Articles by Lloyd H. Cole

Posted on Jun 10, 2005 in Books and Movies

The Last Valley – Book Review

In every war there is a battle that seems to mark the pivot point of that particular conflict and stands out from other events. It is the yardstick that is used to measure the war in question, where the mistakes were made, what the repercussions are and what lessons were learned. The battle of Dien Bien Phu is just such a battle. It marked the end of the French Empire and the beginning of the 20-year American involvement in Viet Nam.

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