Several untold stories about the historical Dien Bien Phu campaign, which led to the world-famous victory over French colonialism in Vietnam and Indochina in 1954, have been revealed in a newly published book.

Penned by veteran military writer Do Sam, the book Dien Bien Phu – Ky Uc 60 Nam (Dien Bien Phu – 60-Year Memory) unveils many stories about different processes of the campaign, from the strong preparation of all the military sources to the moment when the Vietnamese troops opened fire.

Developments of the 170-day battle also has been mentioned in the book through 25 stories told by witnesses.

The author, who was a young scout of an artillery regiment during the campaign, had interviews with the General Vo Nguyen Giap, who was the campaign's Commander-in-chief.

Other significant witnesses, including commanders and heroes, also contributed their stories.

Published by the People Army Publishing House, the release of the 200-page book is to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Dien Bien Phu victory (1954-2014).-VNA