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French paratroopers at Dien Bien Phu put up heroic resistance but in the end they were outgunned, outnumbered and under-supplied; c. 1954. Overall on the French side there were 1,142 dead, 1,606 disappeared, 4,500 wounded. Vietnamese casualties ran to 22,000.

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