The Vietnam National Museum of History officially opened an exhibition displaying photos, documents and objects highlighting instances of international support for Vietnam during its revolutionary wars from 1954-1975 on April 24.

Typical objects displayed at the event were selected from 700 exhibits collected by the Museum.

The submachine gun of former Cuban President Fidel Castro is among the exhibition’s highlights, presented to Vietnam ’s southern liberation force during his visit to Vietnam in 1973.

Other key features are three sculptures by Vietnamese-French artist Le Ba Dang made from B52 aircraft shells in 1973.

A 485-page book with thousands of signatures from people in 80 villages and towns in Varna province, Bulgaria in support of Vietnam ’s national liberation resistance wars is also being showcased.

With nearly 150 exhibits, the event features movements launched around the world to back Vietnam and contribute to its political, diplomatic and defence successes towards victory on April 30, 1975 which reunified the country.

It also aims to reflect the assistance received from international organisations, conferences and courts of justice in the period.

On the occasion, posters issued by the former Soviet Union , Cuba , Sweden , Finland , Hungary , Italy and Germany supporting Vietnam in the country’s struggle for national reunification before 1975 are also on display.
As part of activities to celebrate the 40th anniversary of southern liberation and national reunification (April 30), the event will last until late August. -VNA