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First Indochina War

Battle of Dien Bien Phu

Saturday Mar 13, 1954
Vicinity of Điện Biên Phủ, French Indochina (Now Vietnam)

The Battle of Dien Bien Phu occurred in 1954 between Việt Minh forces under Võ Nguyên Giáp, supported by China and the Soviet Union, and the French Union's French Far East Expeditionary Corps, supported by US financing and Indochinese allies. The battle was fought near the village of Điện Biên Phủ in northern Vietnam and became the last major battle between the French and the Vietnamese in the First Indochina War.