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Le Dai Hanh and the victory of Bach Dang in 981


The miraculous battle associated with the second talented general at Bach Dang Giang took during the Tong - Vietnam war period in 981, and the talented military leader was honored as King Le Dai Hanh. After this great war, Dai Tong accepted and officially acknowledged Le Dai Hanh to rule Dai Co Viet.

Emperor Le Dai Hanh (also known as Le Hoan) was born in 941 in Trung Lap village, Xuan Lap commune, Tho Xuan district, Thanh Hoa province. Orphaned at an early age, he had an unusual appearance, so the Le officer adopted him. Growing up, he followed to help Dinh Lien - the eldest son of Dinh Tien Hoang. Being a brave man, Le Hoan was assigned by Dinh Tien Hoang to govern thousands of soldiers. In 971, he was promoted to the highest position of the martial chief of the army as the commander-in-chief of the army of the Dinh dynasty.

At the end of 979, Dinh Tien Hoang and his son Dinh Lien were assassinated; the second son is Dinh Toan, who was 5 years old, succeeded the throne and the Dinh court weakened. Using this opportunity, the Tong aggressively gathered troops to prepare to invade our country. Facing the jeopardy of country, the court revered Le Hoan as King (ie King Le Dai Hanh), founded Tien Le in 980. He named the reign Thien Phuc, the national name was still Dai Co Viet, stationed capital in Hoa Lu, stabilized the internal situation, then divided the military to keep in dangerous places.

The Tong Dynasty got the reason that Le Hoan self-proclaimed Emperor, changed the title, they brought the army to annex our country. In the spring of 981, four hundred thousand Tong troops, led by Hau Nhan Bao, followed two ways as waterway and roadway to invade our country. Le Dai Hanh became an army general, built Binh Lo citadel, and ordered soldiers to close the piles into the river based on the dangerous terrain of the Bach Dang river

After more than two months of fighting, unable to capture Dai La and the Hoa Lu citadel, the enemy was confused because of heavy losses, Le Dai Hanh decided to counterattack. On April 28th, 1998, a battle on the Bach Dang River took place, Le Dai Hanh sent an army to challenge the enemy, Hau Nhan Bao ran after and entered an ambush. At this time, Dai Co Viet warriors from all the roads poured into the Bach Dang river to fight the Tong army fiercely. Hau Nhan Bao was killed. Upon hearing the news of the navys' defeat, the other armies hurriedly fled, an half of Tong army were defeated by the Dai Co Viet army, and the Tong troops were wiped out of our country.

The great victory of Bach Dang in 981 made the Tong Dynasty respect the talents and bravery of Le Dai Hanh and then they must to recognize him as the King of Dai Co Viet.