The Battle of Dien Bien Phu part one

On November 20th 1953, the French air force dropped parachute troops into Dien Bien Phu, a battle with local Viet Minh, they win control of the area and establish a base with a airstrip to fly in supplies.  Colonel De Castries becomes the base commander, a biography of him.  The Viet Minh seize the hills overlooking the French base and pour troops into the area.  General Giap orders a Viet Minh invasion of Laos.

The RSS link is in the show notes for episode 2.11, the episode will be published on Saturday 20th January.

Colonel De Castries