French Photographer, (20th century); French. Medium: black and white photograph. Date: 20th Century. 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.