Vietnam February, 1998
Dien Bien Phu Military Museum

dien1f.jpg (73534 bytes) Debris from the siege.    Many of the planes used by the French were hire from us and had American pilots.

The French surrendered after a siege by the Viet Minh which astonished the world.
dien2f.jpg (67153 bytes) This is the interior of the museum.  There was a nice diorama, but the exhibits were only labeled in Vietnamese.
3_dien7f.jpg (78300 bytes) This is a French tank in situ on one of the French strong points.  The story of Dien Bien Phu is one long sad tale of radio transmissions from these outposts going silent.

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My Vietnam Related Websites:
buttonWomen in Vietnam ~ Not only nurses served . . .
button Dusty's Home Page ~ Poetry and prose by a woman who was a nurse in Vietnam
button Emily's Poetry ~ By a Red Cross Donut Dolly
button Battle Dressing ~ The Journey of a Nurse in Vietnam
button Tim O'Brien's Home Page ~ National Book Award Winner and Americal Vet
button Shrapnel in the Heart ~ The most moving book you will read on Vietnam
button The Irish on the Wall ~ An effort to locate the Irish who died in Vietnam
button Project Hearts and Minds ~ Help put Viet Nam back together
button All About Vietnam   ~ An annotated bibliography of books about Vietnam for sale thru Amazon Worldwide!
button Photos from a Holts' Military History Tour ~ My trip to Vietnam, February 1998
button Illinois Vietnam Women's Memorial ~ Honoring all the Illinois women who served

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