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Book reveals untold stories about Dien Bien Phu

Update: February, 13/2014 - 09:33
HA NOI (VNS)  — Several untold stories about the historical Dien Bien Phu campaign, which led to the world-famous victory over French colonialism in Viet Nam and Indochina in 1954, have been revealed in the newly published book Dien Bien Phu – Ky Uc 60 Nam (Dien Bien Phu – 60-Year Memory).

Penned by veteran military writer Do Sam, the book unveils many stories about different processes of the campaign, from the strong preparation of all the military sources to the moment when the Vietnamese troops opened fire.

Developments of the 170-day battle also has been mentioned in the book through 25 stories told by witnesses.

The author, who was a young scout of an artillery regiment during the campaign, had interviews with the late legendary General Vo Nguyen Giap, who was the campaign's Commander-in-chief.

Other significant witnesses, including the Acting Division Commander of the 351 Artillery Brigade Dao Van Truong, regiment commanders Huu My and Doan Tue, supplied worthy sources for the book.

Heroes Dung Chi, Vu Dinh Hoe, Vu The Chau, and secret agents Bao Ninh, Nguyen Cong Binh, Phung Hien Thiet also contributed their stories.

Published by the People Army Publishing House, the release of the 200-page book is to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Dien Bien Phu victory 1954-2014. — VNS

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