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Hanoi’s Old Quarter hosts strings of events for Liberation Day celebration

The moments when Hanoi was liberated on October 10, 1954 are being revived through a programme entitled ‘Memory of Hanoi – 65 Years’, which started on October 5 in the capital’s Old Quarter.

General Giap’s last visit to Dien Bien Phu battlefield

General Vo Nguyen Giap made his final trip to historical Dien Bien Phu battlefield in 2004 at the age of 92 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Dien Bien Phu campaign victory that ended French colonial rule in Indochina in 1954.