French Photographer, (20th century); French. Medium: black and white photograph. Date: 20th Century. In North-West Vietnam; 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 ruled by Ho Chi Minh (1890-1969); Provenance: Private Collection / Peter Newark Military Pictures. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.