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Exhibition honours General Võ Nguyên Giáp

Update: October, 01/2018 - 04:28
Items belonging to late General Võ Nguyên Giáp that are related to the establishment of the Vietnamese People’s Army. — Photos courtesy of Vietnam Military History Museum
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HÀ NỘI — Over 200 images and objects related to the national hero, late General Võ Nguyên Giáp, will be featured at an exhibition hosted by the Việt Nam Military History Museum on Wednesday.

The Đại Tướng Võ Nguyên Giáp với Chiến Khu Việt Bắc (General Võ Nguyên Giáp and Northernmost Việt Nam 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 Việt Nam Base. This was when he took crucial decisions that contributed to the national victory in the resistance war against the French.

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

The images and objects are displayed in three main categories: Northernmost Việt Nam Base – The Cradle of Việt Nam’s Revolution; General Võ Nguyên Giáp From Northernmost Việt Nam Base till the Day of Complete Victory; and People’s General.

The exhibition is jointly organised by the Việt Nam Military History Museum and the departments of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the three northern provinces of Thái Nguyên, Tuyên Quang and Lạng Sơn.

Việt Nam Military History Museum is located at No 28A Điện Biên Phủ St, Ba Đình Dist, Hà Nội.

General Võ Nguyên Giáp (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 Việt Minh resistance against the Japanese occupation of Việt Nam and was a crucial military commander in two wars: the French Resistance War (1946-54) and the American War (1955-75).

He made great contributions in a number of historically significant battles: Lạng Sơn (1950), Hòa Bình (1951–52), Điện Biên Phủ (1954), the Tết Offensive in Huế (1968), the Easter Offensive in Hà Nội (1972) and the final Hồ Chí Minh Campaign to liberate Sài Gòn (1975).VNS

General Võ Nguyên Giáp’s uniform, hat and shoes.
The furniture General Võ Nguyên Giáp used to welcome guests to his house on Hoàng Diệu Street.
Official dispatches sent by General Võ Nguyên Giáp to Laos Prince Souphanouvong in 1950-1953 about military issues between the two nations.

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