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Photo exhibition on General Vo Nguyen Giap on display

Released at: 11:31, 07/01/2019

Photo exhibition on General Vo Nguyen Giap on display

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50 photos of one of Vietnam's greatest generals on exhibition in Hanoi until January 13.

by Le Diem

Nearly 50 photos of General Vo Nguyen Giap, one of Vietnam’s greatest military leaders, are being exhibited in Hanoi until January 13.

The exhibition features photos contributed by two veteran local journalists and aims to give local people and tourists the chance to learn more about the famed General.

There are six large-frame color photos by Mr. Tran Dinh and 33 black-and-white photos 35 x 50 cm in size by Mr. Nguyen Dinh Toan.

Taken during the nearly last two decades of the General’s life (from 1992 to 2010), the photos show his daily activities and optimistic spirit and devotion to the nation as well as his strong attachment to compatriots, soldiers, researchers, artists, reporters and international friends.

Many of the photos have already been published in news articles while others are being seen for the first time.

The exhibition will last until January 13 at the Guest-House under the Ministry of National Defense at 266 Thuy Khue Street, Tay Ho district.

General Vo Nguyen Giap (1911-2013) was a Vietnamese general and politician known as one of the greatest military strategists of the 20th century. He first gained prominence as the military leader of the Viet Minh resistance against the Japanese occupation of Vietnam and was a crucial military commander in two wars: the French Resistance War (1946-1954) and the American War (1955-1975).

He made great contributions in a number of historically significant battles: Lang Son (1950), Hoa Binh (1951-1952), Dien Bien Phu (1954), the Tet Offensive in Hue (1968), the Easter Offensive in Hanoi (1972), and the final Ho Chi Minh Campaign to liberate Saigon (1975).

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