Giap, the first General of Vietnam, was born on August 25, 1911 in An Xa village, Loc Thuy commune, Le Thuy District of Quang Binh province.
He worked as a teacher, journalist, historian and revolutionary.
General Giap directly led big campaigns of the Vietnamese revolution during the French and US resistance wars in the 20 th century.
His name is closely linked to historic 1954 Dien Bien Phu campaign victory over the French colonialists and 1975 Ho Chi Minh campaign victory over the American imperialists.
He was considered one of the greatest generals of all times.