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.
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):
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
The Provisional Revolutionarly Government of Democratic Repulic of Vietnam in September 1945: Late President Ho Chi Minh is in white on the first row, on his right are central 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. 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
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.
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 Chinh and Standing Member of the Central Committee’s Secretariat Le Duc Tho.
General and Commander-and-Chief 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
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 Vo Nguyen Giap and Prince Souphanouvong discussing the Upper Laos Campaign 1953
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 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