French Photographer, (20th century); French. Medium: black and white photograph. Date: 1954. Photographed during the siege of Dien Bien Phu; French army General Henri Eugene Navarre (1898-1983) (seated with 4-star cap), General Rene Cogny (1904-68) (holding cane) and Colonel Christian de Castries (1902-91) (hatless); The Battle of Dien Bien Phu was the climactic battle of the First Indochina War between the military forces of France and Vietnamese revolutionary forces called the Viet Minh, a Vietnamese Communist movement led by Ho Chi Minh (1890-1969); Provenance: Private Collection / Peter Newark Military Pictures. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.