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Offline pawelj

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Re: Giap Dead at 102.
« Reply #30 on: October 08, 2013, 06:56:48 AM »
Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap has passed.  RIP.

RIP? Seriously?
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Re: Vietnam's General Vo Nguyen Giap dies
« Reply #31 on: October 08, 2013, 07:06:07 AM »
From Globalsecurity.org

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Giap's nearly fatal mistake in the anti-French war was the too-early challenge of French forces in open battles during the first half of 1951. In three battles, the Viet-minh were defeated each time and Giap almost lost his position as Viet-minh commander in chief. The Viet-minh immediately went back to stage II - smaller battles on their own terms in scattered areas.

The basis of this fame is Giap's leadership of the Viet Minh in their victory over the French in the Indochina War. Giap's fame as a tactician and strategist were exaggerated, that neither his tactics nor his strategies were new or imaginative. Giap's greatest ability was an organizer of the masses in a total effort behind the war. Giap successfully combined the roles of civil organizer, politician and battlefield leader in achieving his victory over the French.

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Washington's nearly fatal mistake in the anti-British war was the too-early challenge of British forces in open battles during the first half of 1777. In three battles, the Colonials were defeated each time and Washington almost lost his position as Colonials commander in chief. The Colonials immediately went back to stage II - smaller battles on their own terms in scattered areas.

The basis of this fame is Washington's leadership of the Colonials in their victory over the British in the AWI. Washington's fame as a tactician and strategist were exaggerated, that neither his tactics nor his strategies were new or imaginative. Washington's greatest ability was an organizer of the masses in a total effort behind the war. Washington successfully combined the roles of civil organizer, politician and battlefield leader in achieving his victory over the British.

I'm with Star - I can stand that the bastard won, but I can appreciate the influence he had.
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Re: Vietnam's General Vo Nguyen Giap dies
« Reply #32 on: October 08, 2013, 08:19:51 AM »
Nguyen is this thread going to get some puns in it? Viet as it may, I think I'll go to a Pho restaurant today for some Viet-Noms.