Exhibition honors General Vo Nguyen Giap


VGP - An exhibition, featuring photos on General Vo Nguyen Giap that were captured by veteran journalists Tran Dinh and Nguyen Dinh Toan, officially opened on January 2 in Ha Noi.

Exhibition aims to honor 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 Viet Nam Base. This was when he took crucial decisions that contributed to the national victory in the resistance war against the French.

On display are six large-frame colour photos by Tran Dinh and 33 black-and-white photos in 35x50cm size by Nguyen Dinh Toan.

The showcased photos were taken during the last nearly two decades of the General’s life (from 1992 to 2010), showing his optimistic spirit and ambitions to devote to the nation.

Among the exhibits, many photos were published in many articles and publications, while others were just introduced to the public for the first time.

Visitors to the exhibition will have a chance to learn more about his daily life as well as his strong attachment to compatriots, soldiers, researchers, artists, reporters and international friends.

General Vo Nguyen Giap (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 Viet Minh resistance against the Japanese occupation of Viet 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: Lang Son (1950), Hoa Binh (1951–52), Đien Bien Phu (1954), the Tet Offensive in Hue (1968), the Easter Offensive in Ha Noi (1972) and the final Ho Chi Minh Campaign to liberate Sai Gon (1975).

The event will last until January 13./.

By Vien Nhu