A book and photo exhibition featuring the life and career of General Nguyen Chi Thanh opened in the central province of Thanh Hoa on December 21.

The exhibition, entitled “General Nguyen Chi Thanh – Life and Career”, is part of activities to mark the 69 th founding anniversary of the Vietnam People’s Army (December 22) and the General’s 100 th birthday (January 1).

On display are 250 photos and 160 books, newspapers and documents on General Thanh’s childhood, family and brilliant military career.

A similar exhibition is also taking place at the Vietnam Military History Museum in Hanoi on this occasion.

Nguyen Chi Thanh, whose real name was Nguyen Vinh, was born in 1914 in Quang Tho commune, Quang Dien district, Thua Thien Hue province. He took the post of Director of the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People’s Army in 1950 and was brevetted General in 1959.

During his 30-years in the revolutionary activities, he established himself as a talented leader with undaunted fighting spirit, making significant contributions to the glorious victory of the Party’s revolution cause.-VNA