VietNamNet Bridge - The illustrious life and career of General Vo Nguyen Giap is outlined realistically, vividly through historical photos. Celebrating the legendary general’s birthday (25/08/1911), we would like to introduce some valuable pictures about him.
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.
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.
General Vo Nguyen Giap works at the Viet Bac military base in 1949.
General Giap talks with soldiers during free time.
In 1950, on the way to the border campaign, General Giap paid a visit to President Ho Chi Minh.
President Ho Chi Minh, General Vo Nguyen Giap and regiment commander Thai Dung (left) research the border campaign map.
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).
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).
General Vo Nguyen Giap with workers of the transport boat team on Gianh River (Quang Binh) in 1968.
He visits invalids and sick soldiers at the Military Hospital 108 in 1969.
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.
With Commander Dong Si Nguyen and Political Commissar of Division 559, DangTinh, in a forest shack in March 1973.
The General during a visit to an armored unit.
The General takes photo with Communist Party General Secretary of the Soviet Union - Leonid Brezhnev (middle) and Marshal Dmitriy Ustinov.
General Giap visits the military command of Thua Thien Hue in April 1976.