(HBO) - From March 1953, in preparation for the Dien Bien Phu campaign, Vietnamese soldiers held cannon firing training at Cua Luy hamlet in Doan Ket commune, Yen Thuy district, with cannons that were later taken to Dien Bien Phu to defeat the French army on Muong Thanh field.

Members of the Mong Hoa Commune Veterans Association discuss and share with young people on Hoa Binh’s contributions to Dien Bien Phu campaign.

Doan Ket commune was formerly a liberated area, and from 1947 to 1948 was chosen as an important logistics base for the Vietnamese army. Trau (Buffalo) Cave on Bai Buong Mountain became a venue for meetings of the Party Committee of Zone 3 to discuss tasks for the resistance.

In March 1953, Doan Ket was honoured to be selected for cannon firing training by the General Military Committee. The cannons were then put into combat in the Dien Bien Phu campaign. During the resistance war against the French colonialists, as it held an important strategic position, Hoa Binh was not only a front for battles that drained the enemy’s life force but also a particularly important logistics base serving the battlefield.

After being defeated in Hoa Binh, the French army continuously suffered defeats throughout the northwest battlefield and in the northern Delta.

Correctly assessing the situation, in the 1953-1954 Winter Spring Offensive, the Politburo and the Party Central Committee regarded the southeast as an important direction for cooperation, tasked with dispersing and annihilating a large number of enemy soldiers, destabilising the situation in their large rear area, stepping up mass mobilisation and agitprop, fighting against conscription by force, and expanding bases.

Seizing that spirit, in October 1953, the eastern subregion held a Military-Civilian-Political-Party conference to assess the situation and propose specific measures. The armed forces’ offices and units readjusted Party organisations and military units. The subregion held many refresher courses for cadres at the district, commune, and armed company levels. The contents of the refresher courses were the Party and Government’s guidelines and policies and working-class ideology, etc. Readjustments to Party organisations and military units contributed to enhancing the Party’s leadership and the armed forces’ combat strength, and building faith among all people in the certain victory of the resistance war.

In the 1953-1954 dry season, the Vietnamese army launched over 2,000 attacks, annihilated over 10,000 enemy soldiers, destroyed nearly 20,000 tons of ammunition, and seized over 3,000 guns of various types.

The victory of the 1953-1954 Winter Spring Offensive with the Dien Bien Phu Campaign as its peak will forever be a milestone in Vietnam’s history of fighting against foreign invaders. That great victory left many valuable lessons about the Party’s sound direction and the creative application of the Central Office for the South on the southeastern battlefield. It was a victory for the guidelines for all-people national defence and people’s warfare, as well as Vietnam’s military art. To continue applying those guidelines in the homeland’s protection and defence today, Military Region 7’s armed forces should focus on the following basic points./.

Related Topics

Cao Phong district works hard on Party building

(HBO) – The serious implementation of Resolution No. 04-NQ/TW of the 12th Party Central Committee in Cao Phong district has helped create clear changes in the awareness and actions of cadres and party members, according to Nguyen Thanh Binh, head of the organisation board of the Cao Phong district Party Committee. Binh said, the leadership capacity and fighting strength of Party organisations and Party members in the district have been strengthened, contributing to the district's success in performing the set tasks.

Cao Phong strives to create breakthroughs in human resources development from 2020 – 2025

HBO – Cao Phong district of Hoa Binh province has been focusing on developing human resources to provide all conditions for its further growth. It was one of the three strategic breakthrough tasks the district’s Party organsation has pursued since the 2015 – 2020 term. It will continue receiving much attention in this term until 2025.

Hoa Binh City: Improving the quality of online public service

(HBO) - With many synchronous solutions, Hoa Binh city is leading other localities in the province in providing online public services at levels 3 and 4. The number of people and the enterprises accessing and using public servicesn and the number of dossiers received and processed through public services improved markedly improved.

An Binh commune works to carry out Party’s resolutions

(HBO) – The resolution of the 28th Party Congress for the 2020 - 2025 tenure of An Binh commune (Lac Thuy district) set 24 targets and focal tasks, including continuing to improve the local Party organisation’s leadership and combatant capacity; tightening discipline and stepping up administrative reforms; bettering the administration’s performance; bringing into play the strength of the great national solidarity; and mobilising every resource for achieving fast, comprehensive, and effective economic - cultural - social development so that An Binh will meet advanced new-style rural area criteria by 2025.

Ministry, Hoa Binh officials meet to discuss natural resources, environment management

(HBO) – On the occasion of the 15th National Assembly’s third session, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MonRE) recently had a working session with the Hoa Binh provincial Party Committee, People’s Council, People’s Committee, and NA deputies’ delegation to look into some issues related to limits on the change of rice farming and forest land use purposes in the 2021 - 2025 period.

Hoa Binh pushes up studying and following Ho Chi Minh's thought, morality and lifestyle

(HBO) - Vice Secretary of Hoa Binh province’s Party Committee Bui Duc Hinh provided a briefing on outstanding results in studying and following President Ho Chi Minh's thought, morality and lifestyle in the locality, and orientations for the work in the coming time, on the occasion of the 132nd birth anniversary of the late President.