The General

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Vo Nugyen Giap ( 25th August 1911 - 4th October 2013 )
was a General in the Vietnam People's Army and a politician. Giap is considered one of the greatest military strategist of all time. He first grew to prominence during World War II, where he served as a leader of the Viet Minh resistance against the Japanese occupation of Vietnam. Giap was a principal commander in two wars ; the first Indochina war ( 1946-1954 ) and the Vietnam war ( 1960 - 1975 ). He participated in the following historically significant battles ; Lang Son ( 1950 ) , Hoa Binh (1951-1952), Dien Bien Phu (1954), The Tet Offensive ( 1968),The Easter Offensive (1972), and the final Ho Chi Minh Campaign ( 1975).

Giap was also a journalist, interior minister in President Ho Chi Minh's Viet Minh government, military commander of the Viet Minh, the commander of the People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) , and defence minister. He also served as a member of the Politburo of the Vietnam Workers' Party, which in 1976 became the Communist Party of Vietnam.

He was the most prominent military commander, besides Ho Chi Minh, during the Vietnam War, and was responsible for major operations and leadership until the war ended.

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