General Vo Nguyen Giap, Vietnam’s greatest military hero

General Vo Nguyen Giap, former Commander-in-Chief of the Vietnam People’s Army, passed away on October 4, but Vietnamese people will remember him for his great devotion to national independence.

For the Vietnamese Army, he was a brilliant military strategist who planned historic battles that shine in Vietnamese history.

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Some revolutionary photos of General Vo Nguyen Giap taken from the book “General and Commander-in-Chief Vo Nguyen Giap”: pubished by the Authority of Foreign Information, Service under the Ministry of Information and Communications in 2011):

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The Armed Propaganda Unit for National Liberation.was set up on December 22, 1944, led by General Vo Nguyen Giap

The Armed Propaganda Unit for National Liberation.was set up on December 22, 1944, led by General Vo Nguyen Giap

General Vo Nguyen Giap in the first parade in Hanoi on August 26, 1945

General Vo Nguyen Giap in the first parade in Hanoi on August 26, 1945

The Provisional Revolutionarly Government of Democratic Repulic of Vietnam in September 1945: on the right of Late President Ho Chi Minh is Former Education Minister Vu Dinh Hoe and Commander Vo Nguyen Giap

The Provisional Revolutionarly Government of Democratic Repulic of Vietnam in September 1945: on the right of Late President Ho Chi Minh is Former Education Minister Vu Dinh Hoe and Commander Vo Nguyen Giap

The government of the Demoratic Republic of Vietnam set up by the National Assembly after the first general election on January 6, 1946

The government of the Demoratic Republic of Vietnam set up by the National Assembly after the first general election on January 6, 1946

Commander Vo Nguyen Giap the first on the second row (on the right)

Commander Vo Nguyen Giap the first on the second row (on the right)

Secretary of the Central Military Commission Vo Nguyen Giap reads out the orders for the day to the commission on September 2, 1946

Secretary of the Central Military Commission Vo Nguyen Giap reads out the orders for the day to the commission on September 2, 1946

On May 27, 1948, he was conferred the title of highest-ranking General by the Late President Ho Chi Minh at the age 37

On May 27, 1948, he was conferred the title of highest-ranking General by the Late President Ho Chi Minh at the age 37

Decree 110/SL signed by the Late President Ho Chi Minh recognising Vo Nguyen Giap at the second national commissar congress in 1948.

Decree 110/SL signed by the Late President Ho Chi Minh recognising Vo Nguyen Giap at the second national commissar congress in 1948.

A friendly meal at the foot of Re Pass in Thai Nguyen Province in 1948 with the Late President Ho Chi Minh, Late Party General Secretary Truong Trinh and Standing Member of the Central Committee's Secretariat Le Duc Tho.

A friendly meal at the foot of Re Pass in Thai Nguyen Province in 1948 with the Late President Ho Chi Minh, Late Party General Secretary Truong Trinh and Standing Member of the Central Committee's Secretariat Le Duc Tho.

General and Commander-and-Chief Vo Nguyen Giap Vo Nguyen Giap at the Northernmost Vietnam base in 1949

General and Commander-and-Chief Vo Nguyen Giap Vo Nguyen Giap at the Northernmost Vietnam base in 1949

Visiting the Late Preisdent Ho Chi Minh on the way towards the Border Campaign in 1950

Visiting the Late Preisdent Ho Chi Minh on the way towards the Border Campaign in 1950

General Vo Nguyen Giap and the Late President Ho Chi Minh and two other comrades studying the map of the Border Campaign

General Vo Nguyen Giap and the Late President Ho Chi Minh and two other comrades studying the map of the Border Campaign

General and Commander-in-Chief Vo Nguyen Giap and head of General Department of Politics of Vietnam People's Army Nguyen Chi Thanh in 1951

General and Commander-in-Chief Vo Nguyen Giap and head of General Department of Politics of Vietnam People's Army Nguyen Chi Thanh in 1951

General Vo Nguyen Giap and Prince Souphanouvong discussing the Upper Laos Campaign 1953

General Vo Nguyen Giap and Prince Souphanouvong discussing the Upper Laos Campaign 1953

The central party standing committee discussing 1953-1954 Fall-Winter Campaign campaign

The central party standing committee discussing 1953-1954 Fall-Winter Campaign campaign

General and Commander-in-Chief Vo Nguyen Giap launched his offensive for the campaign on March 13, 1954

General and Commander-in-Chief Vo Nguyen Giap launched his offensive for the campaign on March 13, 1954

The offensive order

The offensive order

General Vo Nguyen Giap keeping a close watch on the Battle of Dien Bien Phu

General Vo Nguyen Giap keeping a close watch on the Battle of Dien Bien Phu

General Vo Nguyen Giap gained a decisive victory at Dien Bien Phu Battle on May 13, 1954

General Vo Nguyen Giap gained a decisive victory at Dien Bien Phu Battle on May 13, 1954