A group of militia present during the rehearsal. During the Dien Bien Phu battle, they carried supplies to the front lines

The Deputy Defense Minister encourages military forces to work hard ahead of the upcoming parade.

The parade on May 7 will feature the participation of all military and militia forces, including the air force.

Soldiers from the northern province of Dien Bien take part in the rehearsal.

Naval soldiers also join the rehearsal.

Female military medical officers practice ahead of the parade.

A parade of soldiers in charge of cyberspace warfare operations

Female peacekeepers enthusiastically rehearse for the parade. On March 13, 1954, the Vietnamese revolutionary army launched its first attack against the French colonialists’ heavily fortified base of Dien Bien Phu, starting a historic 56-day campaign. The victory directly led to the signing of the Geneva Accords on ending the war and restoring peace in Indochina.

The parade will serve as the highlight among a series of activities to be held to mark the victory anniversary. It will affirm the significance and historical value of the Dien Bien Phu Victory and the overall development of the Vietnam People’s Army.