Displayed are 84 documents, photos, and artifacts related to the 12-day battle, which have been archived by the Hanoi Centre for Historical Archives, the National Archives Centre III, Hanoi Museum, and Vietnam News Agency.

These items showcase the effective leadership of the Party and the bravery of the army and the people in the north, particularly in the capital, during the battle. This battle ultimately led to the signing of the Paris Accord to end the war and restore peace in Vietnam.

During the battle, known as the “Dien Bien Phu in the air”, the north endured over 80,000 tonnes of bombs. The Hanoi forces alone successfully shot down 23 B-52 strategic bombers and captured 43 pilots, resulting in an unprecedented defeat for US forces.