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Artifacts from Dien Bien Phu victory on display at Ho Chi Minh Museum
Ngo Minh 08:37, 2024/04/28
The exhibition has historical educational value for the public, the armed forces, tourists, and students.

The thematic exhibition Dien Bien Phu Victory - An Eternal Epic has officially opened at the Ho Chi Minh Museum (Hanoi), featuring more than 300 images, documents and artifacts.

The exhibition is divided into three thematic areas: The Road to Dien Bien Phu, Dien Bien Phu - The Decisive Strategic Battle, and The Pride of Dien Bien.

 The exhibition teaches young people about history. Photo: Ngo Minh/The Hanoi Times

According to Vu Manh Ha, Director of the Ho Chi Minh Museum, the exhibition introduces the public to the bold traces of the decisive strategic battle that made the Dien Bien Phu victory known around the world.

"Through the exhibition, the public can appreciate the remarkable development of the Vietnamese People's Army. From 34 soldiers with rudimentary weapons on the founding day of  December 22, 1944, under the leadership of the Party and President Ho Chi Minh, our army has grown stronger and stronger, and the more it fought, the more it matured," Ha said.

With more than 300 typical photos, documents, and artifacts from the Ho Chi Minh Museum and the Vietnam Military History Museum, some of which are on display for the first time, the public will better understand the significance, magnitude, and great historical value of the Dien Bien Phu Victory.

 President Ho Chi Minh's hat on display. Photo: Ngo Minh/The Hanoi Times

"The display arouses and promotes the tradition of patriotism, revolutionary heroism and showcase determination to win of the Dien Bien Phu victory in the cause of building, developing and firmly defending the Vietnamese Fatherland," Ha said.

The highlights of the valuable artifacts, such as the hat and parachute hammock used by President Ho Chi Minh in the Viet Bac war zone, or the suit and shoes he wore during his visit to the French Republic in 1946, were presented for the first time at the exhibition, especially the rifle he gave to Lieutenant General Pham Kiet in 1950, saying: "You have to go into battle, you need this rifle more than I do, so I give it to you."

The exhibition lasts until October 20 at the Ho Chi Minh Museum, 19 Ngoc Ha Street, Hanoi.

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