Castries arrives and appears to be overwhelmed.
LS. Helicopter landing. CU. Brigadier General Christian de Castries (Commander of the fallen fortress of Dien Bien Phu, liberated by the Viet Minh army) walking past military band. Various CU's of De Castries. MS. Castries with Gen. Cogny. LS. Landing barge sailing away. CU. Castries. LS. Inspecting troops. CU. Making a statement.