Military parade on the streets of Dien Bien
VietNamNet Bridge - On the morning of 3/5, the armed forces performed their first parade rehearsal on the streets of the city of Dien Bien to prepare for the 60th anniversary of the Dien Bien Phu Victory.
Leading the parade is the symbol of Dien Bien Phu Victory and the portrait of President Ho Chi Minh, along with the flag carriers and guards of honor.
The five military flags representing the five brigades in the Dien Bien Phu campaign go first, followed by the victorious army.
The uniforms and weapons of the Dien Bien Phu campaign army are exactly the same as those used by the army of 60 years ago.
The guards of honors.
The land forces.
The Special Forces.
The marine police.
This is the newest of the armed forces of Vietnam, responsible for security at sea and the continental shelf of the country.
The female information soldiers.
Mobile police also participated in the parade, representing the People's Police force.
Female ethnic minority militia members.
Southern female militia members.
Thousands of people stood along the roadside to watch the parade rehearsal.