dien bien phu :
- n the French military base fell after a siege by Vietnam troops that lasted 56 days; ended the involvement of France in Indochina in 1954
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- Vietnam's ruthless Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap dies at 102
Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap salutes his fallen comrades at a war cemetery April 18, 2004, in Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam. / Richard Vogel / Associated Press HANOI, VIETNAM — Vo Nguyen Giap, the brilliant and ruthless self-taught general who drove the French out of Vietnam to free it from colonial rule and later forced the Americans to abandon their grueling effort to save the country from communism, has died.
Oct. 6, 2013 - Ashland City Times
- Vietnamese General Who Was Key Architect Of Tet Offensive Dies
Vo Nguyen Giap was a legendary Vietnamese general credited with defeating French forces — and French colonial rule — in the Battle of Dien Bien Phu. He was also a key architect of the 1968 Tet offensive, which convinced many Americans that the Vietnam War could not be won. General Giap died Thursday at the age of 102.
Oct. 5, 2013 - NPR
- Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap, Who Ousted U.S. From Vietnam, Is Dead
General Giap, whose victory at Dien Bien Phu forced France from Vietnam, later waged a long battle with the United States military that eventually sapped America's political will to fight.
Oct. 4, 2013 - New York Times