Foreign News: Garrison at Bay

The garrison at Dienbienphu clung at week's end to six fire-whipped strong points by the Nam Yourn River. The tricolor still flapped jauntily above the French command post. But the 12,000 worn-out Frenchmen. Vietnamese. North Africans and Foreign Legionnaires had been squeezed into one-third of their original perimeter, and they were short of ammunition, supplies and fresh reinforcements. The men were so tired that their performance was losing effect. One night last week the Communists quickly isolated and overran a Foreign Legion outpost in the airstrip sector, and the French could not get it back. This was the third outpost the...

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