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.