Võ Nguyên Giáp

Võ Nguyên Giáp (25 August 1911 – 4 October 2013) wis a General in the Vietnam Fowk's Airmy an a politeecian. Giap is considered ane o the greatest militar strategists o aw time.[1][2] He first grew tae prominence during World War II, whaur he served as the militar leader o the Viet Minh resistance against the Japanese occupation o Vietnam. Giap wis a principal commander in twa wars: the First Indocheenae War (1946–54) an the Vietnam War (1960–75). He pairteecipatit in the follaein heestorically signeeficant battles: Lạng Sơn (1950), Hòa Bình (1951–52), Điện Biên Phủ (1954), the Tết Offensive (1968), the Easter Offensive (1972), an the final Ho Chi Minh Campaign (1975).

Vo Nguyen Giap
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General Giap in 2008
Born25 August 1911(1911-08-25)
Lộc Thủy, Quảng Bình Province, French Indocheenae
Dee'd4 October 2013(2013-10-04) (aged 102)
108 Hospital, Hanoi
AllegianceFlag of North Vietnam (1945–1955).svg Viet Minh
Service/branch Vietnam Fowk's Airmy
Years o service1944–91
Commands held
SignaturGeneral Giáp signature.svg


  1. "Obituary: General Vo Nguyen Giap". BBC News Services. 4 October 2013. Retrieved 4 October 2013.
  2. "General Vo Nguyen Giap: Soldier who led Vietnamese forces against France and the US". Independent Print Ltd. 4 October 2013. Archived frae the original on 25 September 2015. Retrieved 4 October 2013.