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  • Writer's pictureMichael Laxer

Ho Chi Minh's Dien Bien Phu Victory Letter

Updated: May 7



Dien Bien Phu Victory poster, Socialist Republic of Vietnam


PRESIDENT HO CHI MINH'S CONGRATULATORY LETTER


TO OFFICERS , SOLDIERS, DAN CONG*, SHOCK YOUTH ON THE DIEN BIEN PHU BATTLEFRONT AND LOCAL PEOPLE


Our army has liberated Dien Bien Phu. The Central Committee, the Government and I convey our cordial greetings to you, officers, soldiers, dan cong, shock youth and local people, who have gloriously fulfilled your tasks.


This victory is big, but it is only the beginning. We must not be self-complacent and subjective into underestimating the enemy. We are determined to fight for independence, national unity, democracy and peace. A struggle, whether military or diplomatic, must be long and hard, before complete victory can be achieved.


The Government and I will reward the officers, men, dan cong, shock youth and local people who have performed brilliant deeds. .


With affection and determination to win.

HO CHI MINH


*People who out of patriotism help the troops in operation by discharging such tasks as building roads, transporting food and ammunition, carrying the wounded.

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