General De Castries's Bunker
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The HQ Tunnel of Dien Bien Phu base is located in the center of the Dien Bien Phu hollow. Around the tunnel were situated dense systems of barbed wire fences, mine field, four tanks and a military regiment. This tunnel was only 20 meters long and 8 meters wide. It consists of 4 compartments which served as both working offices and residential place of the General De Castries and his staffs. Inside this tunnel, General De Castries welcomed high ranking delegations from France, England and the USA, as well as many well - known journalists visiting Dien Bien Phu. At 17h30 on 7 May, 1954, Ta Quoc Luat, head of Company 360, Regiment 209, Division 312 commanded the soldiers to capture General De Castries along with the Headquarters of French alive, ending the campaign.
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