Historic Dien Bien Phu Victory through pictures

On May 7, 1954, the Dien Bien Phu Victory ended French colonial rule in Vietnam. 63 years later, Dien Bien Phu city, where the historic event took place, has underwent drastical changes.

On December 1953, the Party central committee and President Ho Chi Minh decided to begin the Dien Bien Phu campaign aiming at the French army headquarters base.

General Vo Nguyen Giap (second right) watched over the battle field for the last time before giving orders to begin the fight.

Vietnamese soldiers passed Muong Thanh Bridge to attack the centre of the base. 

Vietnamese soldiers fought on Hill C.

Vietnamese soldiers pulled a rocket launcher into the battle field.

General Vo Nguyen Giap presented the People's Army flag to outstanding units during the Dien Bien Phu campaign.

Raising the victory flag ​on top of the bunker of French General de Castries

General de Castries (centre) and French army staff officials at the base surrendered.

Captured French soldiers walked in lines after the battle

Nowaday Dien Bien Phu City

The local museum on the Dien Bien Phu Victory

A1 Hill (also called Eliane 2 by French troops) - the site of the most famous battle of Dien Bien Phu campaign - has become a  tourist attraction.

Muong Thanh Bridge today

A local street named after General Vo Nguyen Giap


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