General Giap has left

by lapostina

The legendary General Vo Nguyen Giap and hero of the the battle of Die Bien Phu and the American war, passed away at  the age of 103 years old in Hanoi (1911-2013).


Giap had no military education, yet masterfully gained victories against the strongest enemies. In Vietnam,  General Giap is recognised as a national hero, to the rest of the world he is known as the Master of Guerrilla Warfare.


Photo: Ho Chi Min and Nguyen Giap, 1950.

He is also known as the Minister of Inner Affairs of the Ho Chi Min Government, the Commander-in-chief of the Vietnam troops, the Commander-in-chief of the Vietnamese Peoples Army, Minister of Defense and a member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of Vietnam.


Photo: Ho Chi Min and Nguyen Giap

Giap: ” The United States imperialists want to fight quickly. To fight a protracted war is a big defeat for them. Their morale is lower than grass… National liberation wars must allow some time- a long time…The Americans didn’t understand that we had soldiers everywhere and that it was very hard to surprise us.”