Dien Bien Phu

[ dyen byen foo ]
/ ˈdyɛn ˌbyɛn ˈfu /

noun

a town in NW Vietnam: site of defeat of French forces by Vietminh 1954, bringing to an end the French rule of Indochina.

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British Dictionary definitions for dien bien phu

Dien Bien Phu

/ (ˌdjɛn bjɛn ˈfuː) /

noun

a village in NW Vietnam: French military post during the Indochina War; scene of a major defeat of French forces by the Vietminh (1954)
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