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Conference spotlights historical book

Update: November, 10/2014 - 08:52

French journalist Pierre Daum . — Photo aafv.org

HCM CITY (VNS) — A conference about a French book which reveals the true story about the patriotism of Vietnamese soldiers and workers in France during the First World War will take place at the library of HCM City's Institute for Cultural Exchange with France (IDECAF) tomorrow from 6pm.

The book Immigres de Force, les Travailleurs Indochinois en France 1939-1952 (Immigrants Force, the Indochinese workers in France 1939-1952) will be presided over by Prof Ha Minh Hong, former dean of the history faculty at HCM City University of Social Sciences and Humanities, and translator Tran Huu Khanh.

Written by French journalist Pierre Daum and released in 2009, the book leaped to fame, then was reprinted several times, adapted into film, and was later the subject of an exhibition and conference in France.

Entrance is free. The discussion will be in Vietnamese. — VNS



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