A photography exhibition tracing the moment when the Vietnamese army took over the capital city from French colonialists opened in Hanoi on October 5, marking the occasion of the 64th anniversary of Hanoi Liberation Day (October 10).
|A photo shows Hanoians welcome Vietnamese soldiers returning to the capital city on October 10, 1954, after defeating French colonialists
Themed “Hanoi, Day of Return”, the photos depict the nine years of struggle during the war against the French colonialists, as well as the celebrations across the capital city of the glorious victory. The artifacts retrace Hanoi’s image during the 60 days and nights of fighting in the winter of 1946.
For the occasion, a collection of poems entitled “Harvest Season: Volume 1 and 2” by Le Tam, member of the executive board of the Hanoi Youth Union for National Salvation; President Ho Chi Minh’s insignia of Dien Bien Phu soldiers; and a special edition of the “Tien Phong” (Vanguard) newspaper printed in October 1954 were also introduced for the first time to the public.
At the opening ceremony, visitors had a chance to meet some of the witnesses who were there to take back the city’s major agencies, including Major General Nguyen Duc Minh, Colonel Duong Niet, Colonel Le Duy, among others.
The event will last until January 30.