Exhibition on victory of southwest defence war opens in Can Tho hinh anh 1Visitors to the exhibition at the museum of Military Zone 9 in Can Tho city (Photo: VNA)

Can Tho (VNA) – An exhibition marking 40 years since the victory of the southwest border defence war and the joint victory of Vietnam and Cambodia over the genocidal regime (January 7) opened in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on January 4.

Colonel Ho Van Thai, vice head of the Department of Politics under the Military Zone 9 High Command, said the event looks to honour soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the country’s sovereignty and freedom.

On display were nearly 300 valuable images, documents, and items from the southwest border defence war and the joint victory over the genocidal crime in Cambodia.

The exhibits include personal belongings which were discovered during the repatriation of soldiers’ remains, such as handkerchiefs, shoes, and water bottles, along with weapons like guns, bullets, and binoculars, among others.

The exhibition is hoped to help the younger generations learn more about this pivotal time in Vietnam’s history, enhancing their sense of patriotism and national pride. –VNA