War veterans who fought in the Dien Bien Phu battle in 1954 returned to the site and talked to the young generations today about the victory in a live TV programme on March 16.

The programme “Returning to Dien Bien” was broadcast simultaneously from the relic site of A1 Height in the former battle field of Dien Bien Phu, the northern province of Dien Bien, and the Radio and Television Station of northern Thai Nguyen province.

Dinh Hoa Safety Zone (ATK) in Thai Nguyen is known as the place where the nine-year struggle against the French colonialists began and where the Dien Bien Phu campaign was planned.

At the A1 Height, with a burnt tank in the background, the war veterans told their stories about the battle.

Hoang Huu Dan, who used to serve in Transport Company 211, recalled the time when he drove General Vo Nguyen Giap, in his truck to the battlefield, without knowing that he was the General who commanded the winter-spring campaign.

Several documentaries on the 1954 victory as well as the present development of Dien Bien and Thai Nguyen provinces were also screened during the programme, together with art performances by local artists.

On this occasion, the programme presented 30 gifts to 20 war veterans and ten former young volunteers of Thai Nguyen province.-VNA