Historical photos of Legendary General Vo Nguyen Giap
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VietNamNet Bridge introduces some historical photos of the great hero of the Vietnamese people – General Vo Nguyen Giap.
 


General Vo Nguyen Giap visited the trench of French General De Castries, commander of the Dien Bien Phu group of fortresses in April 2004. Next to him is Colonel Nguyen Huyen, the general’s assistant.




General Vo Nguyen Giap stood on the roof of General De Castries’ trench, recalling  the Dien Bien Phu Victory of 50 years ago.





General Vo Nguyen Giap’s wife and daughter.

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General Vo Nguyen Giap was born on 25/08/1911. At the age of 37, he was awarded the rank of High-ranking General by President Ho Chi Minh.


 

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The General and his wife, Mrs. Quang Thai. Thai was the first wife of General Giap and the younger sister of revolutionary Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, the mother of Dr. Vo Hong Anh. Thai was born in 1915, died in 1944.

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General Vo Nguyen Giap works at the Viet Bac military base in 1949.


 

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General Giap talks with soldiers during free time.

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In 1950, on the way to the border campaign, General Giap paid a visit to President Ho Chi Minh.

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President Ho Chi Minh, General Vo Nguyen Giap and regiment commander Thai Dung (left) research the border campaign map.

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General Vo Nguyen Giap, President Ho Chi Minh and Prime Minister Pham Van Dong (second from the left) attend the Army Games in Hanoi (1959).

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General Vo Nguyen Giap, President Ho Chi Minh and Deputy Prime Minister Pham Hung with the delegation of the Southern Liberation Army (11/01/1965).


 

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General Vo Nguyen Giap with workers of the transport boat team on Gianh River (Quang Binh) in 1968.

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He visits invalids and sick soldiers at the Military Hospital 108 in 1969.

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The General with the team of old militias in Hoang Hoa district, Thanh Hoa province, who shot down a U.S. plane with a rifle at the parade on the National Day, 1973.

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With Commander Dong Si Nguyen and Political Commissar of Division 559, DangTinh, in a forest shack in March 1973.

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The General during a visit to an armored unit.


 

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The General takes photo with Communist Party General Secretary of the Soviet Union - Leonid Brezhnev (middle) and Marshal Dmitriy Ustinov.



 Over 50 years ago, in the Dien Bien Phu campaign, General Vo Nguyen Giap gave an order to open fire at 5.30pm, March 13, 1954. 

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The founding of the 34-member Vietnam Liberatoration Propaganda team in Cao Bang on December 22, 1944, led by Vo Nguyen Giap. 

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President Ho Chi Minh and General Vo Nguyen Giap. 

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General Vo Nguyen Giap meeting General Van Tien Dung in May, 1975. 






General Vo Nguyen Giap and the sealed order on the Dien Bien Phu general offensive campaign.





General Vo Nguyen Giap observed a drilling of naval troops in 1964.




General Vo Nguyen Giap (first from the right) at the launching ceremony of Song Lo and Bach Dang, the first naval units of Vietnam, on August 24, 1954.






President Ho Chi Minh, General Vo Nguyen Giap and other senior army officers were working on the combat sketch of the Border Campaign 1950.

 



On the way to the border to implement the Border Campaign, General Vo Nguyen Giap visited President Ho Chi Minh (1950).





General Vo Nguyen Giap met with elderly partisans in Hoang Hoa district, Thanh Hoa province (who shot down a US aircraft by rifles) on September 2, 1973.





In the spring of 1973, President Ton Duc Thang and General Vo Nguyen Giap paid a visit to Battalion 77 of the Anti-aircraft Missile Regiment 257, which shot down four B52 bombers during the Dien Bien Phu on the Air campaign in December 1972.






General Vo Nguyen Giap presented the “Hero of the People’s Armed Force” insignia to the naval sapper unit 126 in 1967.





President Ho Chi Minh, General Vo Nguyen Giap and Deputy PM Pham Hung met the delegation of outstanding southern soldiers who visited the North Vietnam on January 11, 1965.

 





General Vo Nguyen Giap paid a visit to Nguyen Xa village in Thai Binh province in 1955.





Standing on a naval ship, General Vo Nguyen Giap showed his determination to defend the country’s sea and islands (March 1973). Next to him were Major General Pham Kiet - Deputy Minister of Public Security, and Colonel Nguyen Ba Phat, Commander of the naval forces.





General Vo Nguyen Giap and others wished President Ho Chi Minh longevity.






General Vo Nguyen Giap and Prince Souphanouvong discussed the Upper-Laos campaign in 1954.






General Vo Nguyen Giap visited war invalids at the Military Hospital 108 on July 27, 1969.

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With Commander Dong Si Nguyen and Political Commissar of Division 559, DangTinh, in a forest shack in March 1973.


General Vo Nguyen Giap, his parents, his daughter Hong Anh (white) and his grandchildren in 1946.



General Vo Nguyen Giap, his wife – Dang Bich Ha and five children: Vo Hong Anh, Vo Hanh Phuc, Vo Dien Bien, Vo Hong Nam and Vo Hoa Binh (1963).
 




The first articles written by Vo Nguyen Giap, with pen name Hai Thanh, on Tieng Dan (People’s Voice) Newspaper in 1929.
 




In 1930, at the age of 19, Vo Nguyen Giap was arrested and detained at the Thua Phu Prison in Hue city.
 




After taking the law degree, he became a teacher.
 





On December 22, 1944, the Armed Propaganda Brigade for the Liberation of Vietnam was established, with 34 soldiers, led by Vo Nguyen Giap.


 



On August 26, 1945, Commander-in-chief Vo Nguyen Giap passed the troop in review for the first time in Hanoi.
 




On September 2, 1946, the Democratic Republic of Vietnam celebrated its 1st anniversary. General Vo Nguyen Giap read the order of the day of the Army Party Committee.
 




In 1948, at the age of 37, Vo Nguyen Giap was brevetted as High-ranking General and became the first High-ranking General of the Vietnam People’s Army. General Vo Nguyen Giap worked at the Viet Bac military base in 1949.
 





President Ho Chi Minh and General, Commander-in-chief Vo Nguyen Giap at the headquarters of the Border Campaign in 1950.


 


General Vo Nguyen Giap inspected newly-liberated Cao Bang town in 1950.
 




He welcomed soldiers back from the Border Campaign.
 





General Vo Nguyen Giap and Majo general Tran Dai Nghia, head of the Military Weapon Department, at an exhibition of weapon manufactured by Vietnam in 1950.
 




General Vo Nguyen Giap and Prince Souphanouvong discussed the Upper Laos Campaign 1953, which made a breakthrough for the victory of the war of resistance against the French of Vietnam and Laos.
 




President Ho Chi Minh and General Vo Nguyen Giap discussed the Dien Bien Phu Campaign 1954.




The order to open the Dien Bien Phu Campaign. A 900kg explosive exploded at 8.30pm on May 6, 1954, on A1 Hill as the order of attack in Dien Bien Phu battlefield.
 




The General kept track of the Dien Bien Phu Campaign.
 




He paid a visit to Dien Bien Phu after the great victory on May 7, 1954.
 




Soldiers chaired the General at the success celebration on May 13, 1954.
 




The General saw war invalids after the Dien Bien Phu Campaign (1954).
 





He paid a visit to war invalids at the army hospital 108 in Hanoi on the Day for War Invalids and Martyrs, July 27, 1969.






 General Vo Nguyen Giap and other generals discussed the Road 9 – South Laos Campaign at a Truong Son forest in 1971.
 




He approved the plan to fight the US’ B52 aircraft in Hanoi in 1972.
 




The General inspected Quang Ninh coast in 1973.
 




He researched the strategic transport route of Truong Son soldier in March 1973.





The Politburo decided to carry out the General Attack to Liberate South Vietnam from December.


 

One year after the country’s unification (1975), General Vo Nguyen Giap paid a visit to the military command of Thua Thien-Hue province. In this photo Major general Le Nam Khanh introduced officials of the military command of Thua Thien-Hue province to the General.





This picture was taken in 1976 at Thien My pagoda, in Hue city. Senior monk Thich Don Hau, Chairman of the Committee for Peace, Unification and Democracy of the National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam talks with Party Secretary General, Le Duan (first from the right) and General, Commander-in-chief Vo Nguyen Giap.




General Vo Nguyen Giap welcomed Cuban President Fidel Castro.
 





General Vo Nguyen Giap created a calligraphic work.

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State Council President Vo Chi Cong awarding General Vo Nguyen Giap the Gold Star Order on August 20, 1992.

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General Giap receiving former US Secretary of Defence Robert McNamara in 1995 .



General Vo Nguyen Giap visited the tea shop of Tran Thi Tinh, an artist of the  art troupe of Ha Tuyen province in 1990. Journalist, photographer Tran Tuan and General Vo Nguyen Giap.




General Vo Nguyen Giap received former US Secretary of Defense, Mc Namara at the Government Guest House in June 1997.






The General paid a visit to an oil and gas work in Vung Tau city in 1996.






He listened to Dr. Nguyen Sy Hung (first from the right), Chairman of the Management Board of Vietnam Airlines introduced a new aircraft model in 2004.






50 years after the Dien Bien Phu Victory, he told Senior Lieutenant General, Tran Sam: “It is very good to see each others here!”






At the meeting to celebrate the 50th Dien Bien Phu Victory, the General could not hold his tears when he talked about martyrs.





The General listened to the story of Nam Duoc, former Chairman of the War of Resistance Committee of Ba Ria-Vung Tau province in 1946-1952, about the hard fight during the war  of resistance against the French. General Vo Nguyen Giap took a siesta in Cu Chi, HCM City.

The legendary general does morning exercises on the beach of Vung Tau city.

General Vo Nguyen Giap met with former US Secretary of Defense McNamara at the Government Guest House (1997). 

General Vo Nguyen Giap and Mr. Le Gian (former director ofthe Police General Department from 1946-1954) at General Giap’s 90thbirthday. 

General Vo Nguyen Giap paid a compliment to Mrs. Nguyen Thi Vinh,108, whose family deserved credit for the country in 1996.

General Vo Nguyen Giap talked with Nguyen Hung, a horse tender–soldier in the Viet Bac base in the past.

Thai ethnic girls welcome General Vo Nguyen Giap’s return to the old battlefield after half of a century.

General Vo Nguyen Giap and Heroic Mother Vo Thi Hoi (1996).

The general waits for a train at Geneva station (September 21 1996).

A white camellia tree in the front yard of General Vo NguyenGiap’s house at 30 Hoang Dieu.

General Vo Nguyen Giap and former Party Chief Le Kha Phieu at his home in 2000.

General Vo Nguyen Giap takes photo with veterans of Hanoi’s Hai Ba Trungdistrict in 1999.

General Vo Nguyen Giap talks with writer-colonel Huu Mai atthe Tan Trao Museum(1995).

General Vo Nguyen Giap reads Selected Works of Ho Chi Minh

General Vo Nguyen Giap and his friend – Professor Tran Van Giau.

At Geneva Lake,Switzerland (1996).

General Giap visits Ngoc Ha relic.

After visiting the Cu Chi tunnels, the general takes a nap under bamboos (1996).

With two assistants Nguyen Tam and Trinh Nguyen Huan.

The General gets his hair cut at No. 11 Phan Dinh Phung.

The General met with Heroic Mother Nguyen Thi Quang (1996).

General Vo Nguyen Giap and his friends, relatives at his home.

The general listens to the report about the construction of Dien Bien Phu Victory Statue in 2004.

General Vo Nguyen Giap and veterans.

The General does morning exercise during his holiday in VungTau (1996).

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General Giap exercising in Vung Tau.

An old farmer presents the General with a dish of banh troi (traditional rice cake) when he paid a visit to Hat Mon temple in Ha Tay (1995).

On the Muong Thanh (Dien Bien Phu) bridge.


 

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General VoNguyen Giap at the age of 83.

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The General and Heroic Mother Vo Thi Hoi in 1996.

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He talked with a former horse breeding soldier named Nguyen Hung.

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General Vo Nguyen Giap at the 20th anniversary of the Southern Liberation (1975-1995). 

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Former Party General Secretary Le Kha Phieu paid a visit to the General’s home in 2000.

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Thai girls welcomed the General back to the old battlefields half of a century later (2004). 

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Mr. Truong Tan Sang (now President) visited General Giap in 2008. 

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A meal of General Giap and his wife. 

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General Giap relaxed with his piano.

The General in Geneva.

He was warmly welcomed by the Geneva Governor in September1996.

Painter Le Duy Ung portrays the General.

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General Vo Nguyen Giap - a legend of Vietnamese history with a legacy that will live long into the future.


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