23 November-2 December 1952: Battle of Nà Sản

A crucial battle that succeeded France’s failed Operation Lorraine. Although considered a victory by the French, the Battle of Nà Sản inflicted heavy losses on both sides. It was also the battle where Colonel Louis Berteil’s hedgehog concept was first employed. This tactic would be unwisely used again by the French at the Battle of Điện Biên Phủ two years later in very different circumstances.

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