Vo Nguyen Giap is a former general in the Vietnamese Peoples Army. He recalls why he became a nationalist and a revolutionary. He talks about following Ho Chi Minh and the love and patriotism he holds for his country. Vo Nguyen Giap recalls why he joined the military at fifteen, and that early on, before he joined the military, he was involved in illegal political activities. Vo Nguyen Giap also discusses the Vietnamese struggle for unification and complete independence and the differences between the struggle against the French versus the struggle against the Americans. He also talks about the French and the negative and positive aspects of their occupation.
Interviewee Vo Nguyen Giap
Type Transcript - Interview4
Holder WGBH Educational Foundation
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Viet Nam doc lap dong minh hoi; Vietnam War, 1961-1975; United States--History--1945-; United States--Politics and government; Vietnam--Politics and government; Vietnam--History 1945-1975; Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Personal narratives, North Vietnamese; Vietnam (Democratic Republic); Vietnam (Republic); Capitulations, Military; United States--History, Military--20th century; Imperialism; Dien Bien Phu, Battle of, Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam, 1954; Military art and science; Vietnamese reunification question (1954-1976); Indochinese War, 1946-1954; France--Colonies