BATTLE OF INDO-CHINA: Victory Is Where You Make It

BATTLE OF INDOCHINA Victory Is Where You Make It

Said General Jean Gilles: "We only pray they will attack us." The commander of Nasan waved his hand around the encircled battlefield: the dusty mile-long airstrip and the score of 500-ft. hills around it. Every hill and every valley was a network of barbed wire and dug-in strong points; with its 12,000 French troops, air-supplied by a constant shuttle of planes, Nasan was like a military anthill. French officers likened it to the classic French position at Verdun, the great turning-point battle of World War...