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The Vietnam War for the modeler (1945-1975) - part 2

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By John Guilmartin
Operation Castor
Navarre then decided to seize the remote upland Dien Bien Phu basin by airborne assault for use as a "mooring point" for raids in support of pro-French partisans or - he never made his logic explicit - to draw Giap's divisions into battle on terms favorable to the French.

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