He was one of the rare military leaders to earn the admiration and respect of even his ostensible enemies. Talented General Giap worked as a teacher, a journalist, a historian, and a revolutionary activist, never completing any official military training. He was known for his righteousness, generosity, directness, democracy, tolerance, and decisiveness, cited as an international example for all Vietnamese. Born into a rice farming family, Giap became involved in politics at an early age.
John McCain spent 5½ years in captivity as a POW in North Vietnam. His first-person account of that harrowing ordeal was published in U.S. News & World Report on in May 14, Shot down in his. A critical analysis of the operational performance of General Vo Nguyen Giap – Major Stuart Pascoe, Australian Army The struggle must build, however slowly. The way to win is by small defeats, one after another until the coup de grace.1 Vo Nguyen Giap . Currey, Cecil B., Senior General Vo Nguyen Giap Remembers, in Journal of Third World Studies, Fall Currey, Cecil B. (). Victory at Any Cost: The Genius of Viet Nam's Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap.
The son of an ardent anticolonialist scholar, Giap as a youth began to work for Vietnamese autonomy. When in the party was prohibited, Giap escaped to China, but his wife and sister-in-law were captured by the French police.
His sister-in-law was guillotined ; his wife received a life sentence and died in prison after three years. In Giap formed an alliance with Chu Van Tanguerrilla leader of the Tho, a minority tribal group of northeastern Vietnam. With Ho Chi Minh, Giap marched his forces into Hanoi in Augustand in September Ho announced the independence of Vietnam, with Giap in command of all police and internal security forces and commander in chief of the armed forces.
Giap sanctioned the execution of many non-Communist nationalists, and he censored nationalist newspapers to conform with Communist Party directives. On the division of the country in July, Giap became deputy prime ministerminister of defense, and commander in chief of the armed forces of North Vietnam.
He subsequently led the military forces of the north to eventual victory in the Vietnam Warcompelling the Americans to leave the country in and bringing about the fall of South Vietnam in He was a full member of the Politburo of the Vietnamese Communist Party until Learn More in these related Britannica articles:Senior General Vo Nguyen Giap was returning to Pac Bo in the far north of Viet Nam, just a few kilometers from its border with China, the place of his martial beginnings.
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