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Exhibition spotlights Dien Bien Phu victory

An exhibition on the Dien Bien Phu campaign and victory was opened at the Vietnam National Fine Arts Museum in Hanoi on May 3, as part of the activities to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the victory (May 7, 1954 – 2019).

The campaign lasted for 56 days under the command of General Vo Nguyen Giap. It saw Vietnam defeat the French colonialists to put an end to their rule in Indochina the same year.

The event features 39 works by 27 artists on different materials, depicting the developments on the battlefield during the period and portraying those who made the historical victory. Many of the works have been shown to the public for the first time.

President of the Vietnam Fine Arts Association Tran Khanh Chuong, who also has his works exhibited, said the exhibition helps bring back a chapter of the history and educate younger generations on Vietnam’s traditions, history and patriotism. It also honours those who contributed to the victory, he added.

The free-of-charge display lasts until May 10.