On May 7, 1954, the flag of the Vietnamese army proudly flew over the command tunnel of French General De Castries. By midnight, the Vietnamese forces had captured all French troops.
The command tunnel, built by French colonialists in Dien Bien province, was once dubbed the most solid tunnel in Indochina.
This tunnel is one of the country’s 23 special historical sites, bearing witness to a significant chapter in Vietnam’s history.
With a length of 20 meters and a width of 8 meters, the tunnel comprises four compartments that served as both residence and workplace for General De Castries and his troops.
The 56-day fierce battle culminated in the historic Dien Bien Phu Victory, an event that resonated across the globe and inspired people fighting for independence worldwide.
The command tunnel, once a symbol of French colonial power, now attracts visitors from all over the world who come to learn about this pivotal moment in history.
Seven decades later, the Dien Bien Phu Victory continues to be a source of immense pride for the Vietnamese people, a testament to their strength and determination.