The French newspaper Le Point on Feb. 15 ran an article, introducing a book about Vietnam ’s Dien Bien Phu glorious victory in 1954 by Vietnamese author Pham Thanh Tam.

The 188-page book, entitled “War handbook of a Viet Minh youth at Dien Bien Phu" was published by the France-based Armand Colin Publishing House in February 2011.

The article said that Tam was once an alumnus of the Hanoi University of Fine Arts and went out to battle as a reporter. Tam wrote the book after seven years of participating in the war, when he was just 22 years old.

In his book, Tam tells readers why and how the Vietnam People’s Army had defeated the French colonialists at the Dien Bien Phu stronghold .

According to the article, there have been thousands of books about the Indochina war, which ended with the French colonialists’ bitter defeat at Dien Bien Phu , but most of which were written by French war veterans.

With the newly-published book, readers can better understand the war and the French colonialists’ loss through the unhostile eyes of a solider on the other front line./.