Updated  
October, 11 2012 12:38:59

Photo exhibit features Ha Noi in 1972 wartime

HA NOI (VNS)– "Ha Noi's Days and Nights in 1972," an exhibit of photos of Ha Noi taken during the 1972 US B52 aerial bombardment of the city, will open tonight at the French Cultural Centre.

The exhibition thoroughly explains each stage of the battle, from targets, strategies and statistics to tragic losses, both material and human. It also chronicles the eventual negotiation process.

The exhibition will be followed by a seminar further exploring the topic with the participation of several Vietnamese and French historians. The seminar will take place at 6pm, also at the Centre.

The event was organised by researcher Olivier Tessier, head of the Ha Noi-based Ecole Francaise d'Extreme-Orient (EFEO) (French school of Asian studies)

Tessier, who holds a doctorate in anthropology, was granted the "Bui Xuan Phai – Love for Ha Noi" award in September for his research on Ha Noi's Ancient Citadel. The prize recognised his work collecting precious photos and documents on the citadel and organising exhibitions and conferences honouring the values of the old capital.

The show will run until November 9.VNS

Send Us Your Comments:
Name:
Your E-mail address:
Title:
 

VietNamNews may edit your comments and not all emails will be published.

Highlight

China continues East Sea aggression China continues East Sea aggression

China continued to maintain its illegal presence and aggression in Vietnamese waters yesterday as more condemnation of its actions came from US and Philippine officials.

Single father's formula for mother's milk 6    Single father's formula for mother's milk

The baby began to cry just as the taxi started moving.Trinh Tuan was at a loss. He had no previous experience of taking care of any baby, and here he was, alone with his 14-day-old baby daughter for the first time, going home from the Tu Du Hospital in HCM City.

BIDV funds $53 million road in Laos 1    BIDV funds $53 million road in Laos

The Bank for Investment and Development of Viet Nam (BIDV) will lend US$53.16 million to Laos to help the country build a road in its northern province of Houaphanh.

Delta faces major water crisis Delta faces major water crisis

More efforts must be made to efficiently manage and use scarce water resources of the Mekong River as climate change and rapid development to produce electricity have threatened its sustainability.

Three guys, one camera, an Irish goal Three guys, one camera, an Irish goal

It has been difficult getting back to normal life for Iain McNamara and his peers after their one-year trip through 22 countries.