A photography exhibition commemorating the birthday of late legendary General Vo Nguyen Giap (1911-2013) opened in Hanoi on August 24.

Entitled Vo Nguyen Giap, the People's General, the exhibition features 102 photos taken by photographer and retired Lt Colonel Nguyen Trong Nghi from 1990 to 2005.

The exhibition covers two main themes: "General Vo Nguyen Giap with Vietnamese war veterans" and "From 30 Hoang Dieu to Vung Chua, Quang Binh". In the first section, viewers can see photos of General Giap meeting with war veterans from across the country.

"Those photos portray a unique side to the most prominent military commander. His warmth and affection for the people were why he was referred to as the Eldest Brother of the Vietnam People's Army," Nghi said.

The second section includes a series of photos taken at the General's funeral in October 2013.

Vietnamese came from all over the country to Hanoi to show their respects and gave a final salute to General Giap. The series captures some of the memorable moments from the occasion, such as the line of people waiting outside his residence to say goodbye, the funeral car passing the Hanoi Opera House and a Vietnamese soldier guarding the General's final resting place in his mother's hometown QuangBinh.

Co-organised by the Hanoi War Veterans newspaper and Hanoi Association of Photographic Artists, the exhibition will be open at 93 Dinh Tien Hoang until August 28.

Also on August 25, local leaders of Quang Binh, soldiers, war veteran and people across the country laid wreaths at his final resting place in Vung Chua, Quang Binh to mark his 104th birthday.-VNA