Several exhibitions opened on April 26 showcasing photographs, documents and artifacts relating to the Dien Bien Phu victory of May 7, 1954, which helped end the French colonial rule in Vietnam.

In the northern province of Bac Giang, 80 pictures and documents originating from the Dien Bien Phu campaign are on display.

The event, which will remain open until May 26, also introduces visitors to more than 100 weapons and resources used during the nation’s resistance war against French forces, including guns, mines, bicycles and bullet-proof jackets.

Another exhibition is being held in the Central Highland province of Kon Tum, with the theme “From the northern Central Highlands campaign to the Dien Bien Phu Victory.”

With 200 photos and 20 documents, the event provides visitors with an insight into the wartime fighting in the Central Highlands, which led to the liberation of Kon Tum province on February 7, 1954 and inspired the Dien Bien Phu triumph. The exhibition will last until July 30.

The two shows are expected to help educate young generations about the heroism of Vietnamese people during the resistance war, and encourage them to contribute more to the country’s construction and defence.-VNA