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Posted by: achim not that i want to revive the heated discussion on this fórum, only a few weeks ago on his person! i think, for better or worse, he is a historical figuer! . and now i just read he died today! . whatever anybody might think of him..., a historical fuguer is gone!
Posted on: 04/10/2013 18:27:00

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Posted by: scratchbuilder
Total Posts: 51
Joined Date: Saturday, 6 July 2013
I can't respect the political creed he dedicated his life to, but I do respect his abilities as a soldier. R I P !
Posted on: 04/10/2013 18:55:00
Posted by: Railok
Total Posts: 19
Joined Date: Monday, 8 October 2012
Yet another historical individual passes. What a great man and what a long, great and interesting life he led.
Posted on: 04/10/2013 20:35:00
Posted by: xeneize
Total Posts: 75
Joined Date: Friday, 18 January 2013
The last great general of the 20 century is gone, him began with nothing and in ten years defeated the french, in 1975 the USA. No Saint Cyr, no West Point, only the jungle as classroom and the war as the teacher. Glory to giap, a true warrior!!!!!!!!
Posted on: 04/10/2013 23:37:00
Posted by: Amaral
Total Posts: 200
Joined Date: Friday, 8 March 2013
I will just quote Marshall de Lattre de Tassigny: "Be men. If you are Communists, go and join the VietMinh. There are people there who fight well for a bad cause."
Posted on: 05/10/2013 01:21:00
Posted by: xeneize
Total Posts: 75
Joined Date: Friday, 18 January 2013
Amaral. Is the same for mi, i hate the communism, but i have a lot of respect for Giap and the NVA
Posted on: 05/10/2013 01:36:00
Posted by: Kastigier
Total Posts: 36
Joined Date: Thursday, 4 April 2013
Indeed, a man who lived through many campaigns. I truly would have loved to see a COMMAND book on him.
Posted on: 05/10/2013 02:06:00
Posted by: MTG
Total Posts: 30
Joined Date: Wednesday, 21 December 2011
Giap was a true guerilla and revolutionary. A command title on him would have been truly interesting. Amaral I know you like your video clips so check this short one out. Xeneize you should like it too. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24402278
Posted on: 05/10/2013 18:42:00
Posted by: MTG
Total Posts: 30
Joined Date: Wednesday, 21 December 2011
From the BBC website 'His surname Vo translates as "force" and his first name Giap means "strong armour", fitting perhaps for a man who helped bring about the defeat of major military powers.'
Posted on: 05/10/2013 18:47:00
Posted by: danangdave
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Joined Date: Wednesday, 8 July 2020
hi after the tet offensive he had the sack so he was not resposible for the defeat of the americans. also his name is prenounced ziap not giap like in jap.
Posted on: 05/10/2013 19:32:00
Posted by: Amaral
Total Posts: 200
Joined Date: Friday, 8 March 2013
Thanks MTG, I have an interview of General Giap but the audio is French and the subtitles in Portuguese. He was a great strategist - whatever the Americans say - and is studied by the Special Forces world wide. I remember suggesting a Raid title about the Tet Offensive in Saigon, but not on the embassy (the Americans like to focus on the embassy and ignore the rest), but on the radio station. The radio station was the most important target of the operation and was blunt by the rapid reaction of the ARVN forces in the sector. They cutted the energy of the building so the guerrillas were prevented from broadcasting to the whole country.
Posted on: 05/10/2013 21:48:00
Posted by: .George Washington
Total Posts: 164
Joined Date: Friday, 21 June 2013
Shame. he was a good commander but fought for the wrong cause like Rommel and Lee.
Posted on: 07/10/2013 16:15:00
Posted by: Listowel-Boy
Total Posts: 5
Joined Date: Friday, 5 November 2010
Perhaps the last of the great generals? Today's asymmetrical wars are not really designed to produce great generals.
Posted on: 08/10/2013 13:06:00
Posted by: Amaral
Total Posts: 200
Joined Date: Friday, 8 March 2013
Today I was taking a look on the bibliography used by General Waals in his book "Portugal's war in Angola", and the names I am always using in this forum were all there, and in beginning of the list: Beaufre, Galula, Giap, Mao... It gave me that good feeling of security being in the right track.
Posted on: 09/10/2013 00:22:00

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