Vietnamese Dien Bien Phu veteran Quang Van Song, 82, walks in a former trench of French troops on Eliane 2 hill in the northwestern town of Dien Bien Phu. Photo: AFP
Vietnamese Dien Bien Phu veteran Quang Van Song, 82, walks in a former trench of French troops on Eliane 2 hill in the northwestern town of Dien Bien Phu. Photo: AFP

For Vietnam, the spirit of Dien Bien Phu lives on

Peter Hunt looks at the legacy of the battle 60 years ago that changed Asia

Vietnamese Dien Bien Phu veteran Quang Van Song, 82, walks in a former trench of French troops on Eliane 2 hill in the northwestern town of Dien Bien Phu. Photo: AFP
Vietnamese Dien Bien Phu veteran Quang Van Song, 82, walks in a former trench of French troops on Eliane 2 hill in the northwestern town of Dien Bien Phu. Photo: AFP
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