Dien Bien Phu Falls
 

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Dien Bien Phu Falls
French forces under the command of General Navarre decided that holding Dien Bien Phu, a valley post in Western Vietnam, was a major strategic objective. The French fortified the position with over 30,000 soldiers. On March 15th the Viet Minh began their assault. On May 7th DienBenPhu fell and with it so did French hopes of victory in Vietnam.