Võ Nguyên Giáp
Vo Nguyen Giap
General Giap in 2008
|Born||25 August 1911|
Lộc Thủy, Quảng Bình Province, French Indocheenae
|Dee'd||4 October 2013 (aged 102)|
108 Hospital, Hanoi
|Allegiance|| Viet Minh|
|Service/branch||Vietnam Fowk's Airmy|
|Years o service||1944–91|
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. 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).
References[eedit | eedit soorce]
- "Obituary: General Vo Nguyen Giap". BBC News Services. 4 October 2013. Retrieved 4 October 2013.
- "General Vo Nguyen Giap: Soldier who led Vietnamese forces against France and the US". Independent Print Ltd. 4 October 2013. Retrieved 4 October 2013.