French Prisoners of War Leaving Dien Bien Phu

Photo of 28 Jul 1954, Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam --- Under the guard of Communist Viet Minh troops, French and Vietnamese prisoners of war march from the battlefields of Dien Bien Phu. The 1954 battle of Dien Bien Phu marked the fall of French Indochina. --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

French and noncommunist Vietnamese prisoners are marched from Dien Bien Phu, where a May 7, 1954, defeat led to a divided Vietnam and U.S. military involvement. (Bettmann/Getty Images)

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