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Various exhibitions mark Dien Bien Phu victory

01:30 PM | 05/07/2014

(Bqp.vn) - “President Ho Chi Minh and Dien Bien Phu Victory” is the name of an exhibition that opened on May 6 at the Ho Chi Minh Museum in Hanoi, as part of the activities marking the 60th anniversary of the victory and 124th birthday of the late leader.

At the exhibition. (Photo: VNA).

The exhibition, with nearly 200 photos, artifacts and documents, aims to highlight the peace-loving spirit and efforts of President Ho Chi Minh to avoid the war between Vietnam and France. The creative military policies applied in the Winter-Spring campaign of 1953-1954 by the Party and the late leader have also been spotlighted.

The victory at Dien Bien Phu, a strategically important air-infantry base controlled by the French, on May 7th, 1954, helped end French colonial rule in Vietnam and has since become a symbol of national strength.

Also on May 6th, the Museum of Culture of Vietnam’s Ethnic Groups in the northern province of Thai Nguyen staged an exhibition to showcase 100 photos taken by reporters of Vietnam News Agency.

The photos tell stories of the milestones in the struggle against the French, particularly the Dien Bien Phu victory. They also highlight the achievements that Dien Bien province has made over the past six decades.

Visitors to the exhibition, which will run until May 31, can take part in activities that help them experience some of the daily life of Dien Bien soldiers, including digging tunnels and transporting ammunition.

In the northern port city of Hai Phong, former Dien Bien Phu soldiers presented the Hai Phong Museum with war memorabilia they have kept for the last 60 years, in the hope of showing younger generations how they lived and fought during the unforgettable days of the Dien Bien Phu campaign.

On the occasion, the museum introduced the public to more than 100 photos and items related to the national resistance struggle against the French.

Meanwhile, the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau, in conjunction with the provincial Military High Command and War Veterans Association, commenced an exhibition displaying photos, newspapers, books and documents related to the Dien Bien Phu victory that were collected from inside and outside the country.

The organisation board is also holding film screenings on the battle for visitors until the event closes on May 16.

Source: Nhan Dan

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