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Vietnam's General Vo Nguyen Giap dies

4 October 2013 Last updated at 23:25 BST

Vo Nguyen Giap, the Vietnamese general who masterminded victories against France and the US, has died aged 102.

His defeat of French forces at Dien Bien Phu in 1954 effectively ended French colonial rule in the region.

He went on to oversee the Tet Offensive against American forces in 1968, often cited as one of the factors that led to the US withdrawal.

Paul Adams looks back at his life.

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