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|Part of First Indochina War|
|French Union||Viet Minh|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Raoul Salan||Vo Nguyen Giap|
|Casualties and losses|
|1,200 killed, wounded, missing||Unknown|
Operation Lorraine was a French military operation of the First Indochina War.
The main objective for the French was to lure the Viet Minh into open battle and inflict a crushing defeat on them. Giap failed to take the bait and Salan canceled the operation and the French withdraw to the de Lattre line. A detailed account of this operation can be found in Bernard B. Fall's "Street Without Joy".
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