General Giap’s last visit to Dien Bien Phu battlefield

VietNamNet Bridge – General Vo Nguyen Giap made his final trip to historical Dien Bien Phu battlefield in 2004 at the age of 92 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Dien Bien Phu campaign victory that ended French colonial rule in Indochina in 1954.



General Vo Nguyen Giap, Dien Bien Phu campaign victory, French colonial rule

General Giap waves hello to local people from the airport.

He visited comrades, friends, war veterans and local people who made great contributions to the past struggles against foreign invaders for national liberation.

During the visit, the talented General received warm welcome from local residents who had a chance to greet him for the last time before he passed away few days ago.

Some photos of General Giap taken by a VOV reporter during his memorable visit:


General Vo Nguyen Giap, Dien Bien Phu campaign victory, French colonial rule

General Giap reviews the guard of honor.

General Vo Nguyen Giap, Dien Bien Phu campaign victory, French colonial rule

General Giap cares about the elderly.

General Vo Nguyen Giap, Dien Bien Phu campaign victory, French colonial rule

He tightly shakes hand with local residents.

General Vo Nguyen Giap, Dien Bien Phu campaign victory, French colonial rule

The General presents gifts to disadvantaged people.

General Vo Nguyen Giap, Dien Bien Phu campaign victory, French colonial rule

General Giap visits former revolutionary base in Muong Phang Commune.

General Vo Nguyen Giap, Dien Bien Phu campaign victory, French colonial rule

Genera Giap meets with outstanding students.

General Vo Nguyen Giap, Dien Bien Phu campaign victory, French colonial rule

General Giap talks to youth union members.

General Vo Nguyen Giap, Dien Bien Phu campaign victory, French colonial rule

He visits Muong Thanh Bridge.

General Vo Nguyen Giap, Dien Bien Phu campaign victory, French colonial rule

General Giap and his youngest son at French General De Castries’ trench.

General Vo Nguyen Giap, Dien Bien Phu campaign victory, French colonial rule

He writes on memorial book at Tong Khao Cemetery in Thanh Nua Commune.

General Vo Nguyen Giap, Dien Bien Phu campaign victory, French colonial rule

General Giap visits A1 Hill martyrs’ cemetery.

General Vo Nguyen Giap, Dien Bien Phu campaign victory, French colonial rule

He plants a banian tree at a former military zone in Muong Phang Commune.

 

Source: VOV

General Vo Nguyen Giap, Dien Bien Phu campaign victory, French colonial rule
 
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