The Battle of Dien Bien Phu part three

On March 13th 1954, the Viet Minh launch a powerful artillery attack upon the French garrison  at Dien Bien Phu.  The night the Viet Minh launch an attack on the French defensive position of Beatrice, capturing it and destroying a Foreign Legion battalion.  The next night the Viet Minh attack the Gabrielle defensive position capturing it and destroying an Algerian battalion.  A biography of the commander of the Viet Minh 312th Division, Colonel Le Tan.

To be published on Saturday 3rd February.