Accession Number:

AD0761434

Title:

The Generalship of Giap--The Myths and the Realities

Descriptive Note:

Monograph

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-03-16

Pagination or Media Count:

56.0

Abstract:

Vo Nguyen Giap has served for thirty years as commander of North Vietnams Armed Forces, and has become something of a legend for his stunning defect of the French at Dien Bien Phu in 1954, and now recently for the TET Offensive of 1968 which shocked the world. The monograph attempts to sweep away some of the myths which surround the man, exposing his errors and defeats as well as his victories, by tracing events from his flight to China in 1940 through the founding of the Viet Minh his struggle and victory over the French his role as overlord of the Viet Cong in South Vietnam and finally his war against American forces.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE