Battle for Dien Bien Phu

United Kingdom, 1979

Film
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Episode of Series “Visions of War”.
Hell is a very small place is how one survivor described the Vietnam siege at Dien Bien Phu in early 1954. Like Midway and Stalingrad it ranks as one of the most decisive and seminal battles of this century, one which led directly to America’s involvement in Vietnam - with all that that entailed. Survivors tell the tale of arrogant western generals and ingenious eastern peasants, a pattern which was to be repeated in the Vietnam War. Using interviews and archival footage, this documentary examines the events leading up to and including the actual battle of Dien Bien Phu.

Credits

producer/director

Peter Batty

production company

Peter Batty Productions

Language

English

Duration

00:50:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

34598

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Battles

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Dien Bien Phu (Vietnam), Battle of, 1954

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Indochinese War, 1946-1954

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

History → History

History → Vietnam - History

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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