Vo Nguyen Giap Biography

Military Leader (c. 1912–)
Vo Nguyen Giap is a military and political leader whose guerrilla tactics have led Vietnam to key military victories over the years.


Vo Nguyen Giap's strategies led to victory in the decisive battle at Dien Bien Phu, which ended the French colonialist regime. In a divided Vietnam, Giap became deputy PM, minister of defense and commander in chief of the armed forces of North Vietnam. He later led the military forces of the north to eventual victory in the Vietnam War, compelling the Americans to leave the country in 1973.

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