Photos of war to defend northern border 40 years ago

Update: 09:59 | 14/02/2019
Four decades ago, on February 17,1979, the Vietnamese Party, people and army had to face a war of aggression across the entire northern border.
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photos of war to defend northern border 40 years ago
Four decades ago, on February 17,1979, the Vietnamese Party, people and army had to face a war of aggression across the entire northern border. In response to the general mobilisation order of the President, Vietnamese soldiers and people fought to protect the country’s border.
photos of war to defend northern border 40 years ago
Soldiers fight back against enemy forces in Vi Xuyen district, Ha Tuyen province
photos of war to defend northern border 40 years ago
Prefabricated houses of workers in Lao Cai town, Hoang Lien Son province (Lao Cai province now) are damaged by enemy explosives
photos of war to defend northern border 40 years ago
Tanks of the enemy are destroyed by Vietnamese troops in Cao Bang
photos of war to defend northern border 40 years ago
Houses of people in Cuong Thinh hamlet, Phuong Tien commune, Vi Xuyen district, Ha Tuyen province are devastated by enemy forces
photos of war to defend northern border 40 years ago
Two Danish journalists are at Cuong Thinh hamlet, Phuong Tien commune, Vi Xuyen district, Ha Tuyen province
photos of war to defend northern border 40 years ago
Soldiers at Ha Tuyen Front
photos of war to defend northern border 40 years ago
Two Vietnam News Agency reporters, Minh Loc and Dinh Tran (middle) at Ha Tuyen Front
photos of war to defend northern border 40 years ago
Reporter Isao Takano (with glasses) of Japanese newspaper Akahata in Lang Son town during early days of the battle. He perished on March 7,1979 on Quang Trung street, Chi Lang ward, Lang Son town
photos of war to defend northern border 40 years ago
Tanks of Platoon 1, Company 2, Battalion 407 pursue the enemy in Lang Son town
photos of war to defend northern border 40 years ago
Soldiers and local people in Mau Son commune, Cao Loc district, Lang Son province deliver tonnes of munitions and food to soldiers on the battlefield
photos of war to defend northern border 40 years ago
Suspension bridge in Xin Man district, Ha Tuyen province is destroyed
photos of war to defend northern border 40 years ago
Soldiers of Battalion X deliver bullets to Ha Tuyen
photos of war to defend northern border 40 years ago
Hoang Thi Ben and her brother, whose parents were killed by the enemy in February 1979
photos of war to defend northern border 40 years ago
Soldiers of Company 1, Battalion 1, Team M123 of Lang Son army defeated hundreds of enemy soldiers on Khong Ten hill on February 17-18, 1979
photos of war to defend northern border 40 years ago
Boarder guard Ngo Duy Nhung rescues a child from the ruins
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(Source: VNA)