The victory was of huge significance to the human race’s movement for national independence, peace and progress, signaling the collapse of old-style colonialism on a global scale.

After 56 days of digging, sleeping in the trenches, enduring continuous rain, eating compressed rice and losing their comrades, the Vietnamese army and people achieved a glorious feats of arms.

The Victory of Dien Bien Phu resulted from the sound leadership and direction of the Party and President Ho Chi Minh, as well as the strength of patriotism, national unity and the Vietnamese people’s heroic tradition of fighting foreign invaders./.