Vo Nguyen Giap’s imprints of the past and present in Dien Bien

VietNamNet Bridge - The General Staff Command of the Dien Bien Phu campaign in Muong Phang, A1 and D1 hills, De Castries trench... had the footprints of General Vo Nguyen Giap but from now on they will be absent from his image forever.

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General Vo Nguyen Giap on the A1 hill in 1984.

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A1 Hill today.

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The General visited the De Castries trench in 1984. This place almost 60 years ago, the French general was captured, ending the historic campaign which has the decisive significance for the victory of the war of resistance against the French.

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The trench today, which has become a relic.

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The General revisited his basement where he had lived and worked in the Dien Bien Phu campaign.

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The basement today.

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Local people welcomed the General during the 30th anniversary of the victory of Dien Bien Phu.

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The landscape is still there but the General has gone.

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The General shot photos at the "Dien Bien Phu Victory" monument during the 50th anniversary of Dien Bien campaign in 2004.

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The monument is still proudly on the D1 hill.



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