Exhibition honours General Vo Nguyen Giap

Update: 17:03 | 03/10/2018
Over 200 images and objects related to the national hero late General Vo Nguyen Giap will be featured at an exhibition hosted by the Vietnam Military History Museum on October 3.
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The "Dai Tuong Vo Nguyen Giap voi Chien Khu Viet Bac" (General Vo Nguyen Giap and Northernmost Vietnam Base) exhibition aims to honour the significant contribution of the General in the national liberation, construction and protection, particularly during the period when the General was living and working in the Northernmost Vietnam Base. This was when he took crucial decisions that contributed to the national victory in the resistance war against the French.

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Items belonging to late General Vo Nguyen Giap that are related to the establishment of the Vietnamese People’s Army. (Photos courtesy of Vietnam Military History Museum)

It is also considered a tribute to the national hero of the Vietnamese People’s Army, commemorating his 5th death anniversary, which falls on October 4.

The images and objects are displayed in three main categories: Northernmost Vietnam Base – The Cradle of Vietnam’s Revolution; General Vo Nguyen Giap From Northernmost Vietnam Base till the Day of Complete Victory; and People’s General.

The exhibition is jointly organised by the Vietnam Military History Museum and the Departments of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the three northern provinces of Thai Nguyen, Tuyen Quang and Lang Son.

The Vietnam Military History Museum is located at No 28A Dien Bien Phu Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi.

General Vo Nguyen Giap (1911-2013) was a Vietnamese general and politician who is considered 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 Sai Gon (1975).

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(Source: VNA)