61st Anniversary of the Fall of Dien Bien Phu

On May 7, 1954, after 55 days of fierce fighting, the major battle between French troops and Ho Chi Minh’s Viet Minh soldiers was terminated. The battle occurred in the valley of Dien Bien Phu, in northern Vietnam, and signaled the end of French influence in Southeast Asia. Thousands of legionnaires were involved in the struggle and many of them died…

See the chronology + images of the Battle of Dien Bien Phu.

Battle of Dien Bien Phu - Indochina - History - First Indochina War - 1953 - 1954