World History Minute: Vietnamese conquer French (May 7, 1954)

World History Minute: Vietnamese conquer French (May 7, 1954)
World History Minute: Vietnamese conquer French (May 7, 1954)

World History Minute: Vietnamese conquer French (May 7, 1954)

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May 7th marks a major turning point in the history of east Asia. On May 7, 1954 in Vietnam, the Viet Minh forces conquered the French outpost at Dien Bien Phu. WBEZ history blogger John Schmidt takes us back in history. (Photo: AP Images).