Dien Bien Phu 22 Nov 1953

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Dien Bien Phu
22 Nov 1953 - 22, 1953 K -- B r i t i s h n Monroe, a a i n t...
22, 1953 K -- B r i t i s h n Monroe, a a i n t a i n a precarious French Reverse Hit-Run Strategy In Indo-China War DIEN BIEK PHU, Indo-China. Nov. 21. Wl--The French dropped) a thousand more parachute troopers on the broad plain in the vicinity of this newly captured Vietminh stronghold today and dug in to hold it indefinitely, French, and Vietnamese troopers billowed like w h i t e from American-supplied Dakotn? to lhe price paddies and grazins land around Dien Bien Phu, 180 miles wo?t of Hanoi. They tumbled through a b l u j m o r n i n g haze and low reinforce the thousand? of other;! --"many battalions* 1 as ;he F r e s a i d -- w h o captured tbe lerday. The p l a i n , 5 miles and 2 mile? wide w i t h i n iargely mountainous Thai tribal territory, was dotted by the p a ·hutes as the soldiers cast th**ir iff and formed against possible rounterattacks from the Com- rmnust-led rebel.-. Gen. Rene Cosny, the French cnnmander in North Indo-Chimi. ·aid he intended to use as mnny roop? as nocePsary to hold Dior, Bien Phu until such time n? he i c u n d it no l o n g e r reversed the recent Fronch ? t egy of sU'iUing. v/r^ckina Kebrl scs and w i t h d r a w i n g "This is a p o i n t f r o can exiend o f f o n s i v o s RS fiU along with aid fro:n Par- · tisans/' Ccgny said. Armed tribesmen w e r n t r a l l y i n g 1o the French, The 300.000 Thai in the area j long have fear«! Ihe Vietminh w o u l d t r y tn complete the conquest of their 3^gion fcy t a k me palm-lined regional c a p i t Lai Chan, on the upper Black River 50 miles north of Dien Phu. The French move lessons ihai possibility. U also takes from labels one o- the springboards| used for the brief V i e t m i n last spring into :he k i n g d Laos, whose f r o n t i e r r u m i l e s -south o" this '.own, j French pilots f l y i n a U, v . 21, '.?-H c o m p l a i n e d e r n m e n t i s b u y - , 3 n t a m s of V i e t m m h f o t s lo k n r w w h v . ^ 0?t ° E 1he Arisen, ip to 3.000 men, to head for i hills before the first p a r a c h e r v i c o s a d m i n i s t r a

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  1. The Post-Standard,
  2. 22 Nov 1953, Sun,
  3. Page 41

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