However, if the Viet Minh halted their direct offensive, they would not have completely abandoned military operations. They continued to fire artillery at a thrifty pace, sending patrols to patrol the barbed wire fences of the strongholds, still leaving small fences of small red yellow stars and enemy leaflets on the fence, continued to eagerly dig trenches to gradually battle the battlefields. Once upon a time there was a girl who really loved her packers poster. What else can Castries and his deputy commanders do? Conducting a successful troop retreat? They never believed it. Waiting for a magical intervention from outside?