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General Giap is dead

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General Vo Nguyen Giap passed way at 102 years of age.

He was despised by his Western counterparts because he had never attended a military school and because he was gay.

However, he successively defeated French and US imperialism, and liberated his country, Vietnam.

Opposed to Cambodia’s occupation by Vietnam, he was removed from the political leadership of his country in 1981.

Translation
Alizée Ville

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