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Dien Bien Phu : the secret report, directed by Patrick Jeudy, (electronic resource)

Label
Dien Bien Phu : the secret report
Title
Dien Bien Phu
Title remainder
the secret report
Statement of responsibility
directed by Patrick Jeudy
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The battle of Dien Bien Phu 50 years ago heralded the end of French Indochina -- ceasefire had been decreed on 7 May 1954. Thousands died in the narrow basin, the French expeditionary corps had been beaten by Vietminh forces! A few months after the fall of Dien Bien Phu, two generals tore each other apart, accusing one another to be responsible for this defeat. The press got hold of the affair and fanned the flames. Henri Navarre, commander-in-chief of Indochina demands a full inquiry in order to thwart René Cogny, commander of the Tonkin forces.The commission began its hearings in April 1955, headed by General Catroux, summoning the top echelon of the battle -- Generals Navarre, Cogny and de Castries -- as well as colonels and unit commanders to testify. They did and they did not spare each other ... The commission's final report blamed General Cogny who had been leading the battle. The commission concluded that he was at fault for not having blindly obeyed his superior officer. The army has always been very pesrnickety on this subject.The report of the inquiry has never been made public. This secret file sets the stage for Patrick Jeudy's film retracing the battle through the prism of blame, wrong-doing and faults as established by the commission. The report serves as the thread that weaves together the testimonies of politicians at Dien Bien Phu before the battle, as well as those of members of the expeditionary forces who fell victim to the rivalry of two men
Additional physical form
Previously released as DVD.
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
This edition in English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Jeudy, Patrick
  • Point du Jour (Firm)
Runtime
57
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dien Bien Phu (Vietnam), Battle of, 1954
  • Documentary films
  • Indochinese War, 1946-1954
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Target audience
general
Label
Dien Bien Phu : the secret report, directed by Patrick Jeudy, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?WHIV;1763971
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed May 7, 2013)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1763971/whiv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (57 min.).
Form of item
online
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a213524
  • (OCoLC)849673884
Video recording format
other
Label
Dien Bien Phu : the secret report, directed by Patrick Jeudy, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?WHIV;1763971
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed May 7, 2013)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1763971/whiv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (57 min.).
Form of item
online
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a213524
  • (OCoLC)849673884
Video recording format
other

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