A series of photos capturing seas, islands and naval soldiers are put on display in the central province of Nghe An, as part of celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the first victory by the Vietnam People’s Navy.

On August 2-5, 1964, the Vietnamese navy attacked the US destroyer Maddox in the Tonkin Gulf, shot down eight aircraft and arrested the first US pilot Everett Alvarez in northern Vietnam, starting the force’s tradition of “Winning the first battle”.

The display also vividly reflects the significance of sea and islands to Vietnam’s development, and the modernisation of the navy today.

On the occasion, the province also introduced a collection 60 photos featuring its contributions to the victory and the nationwide cause of safeguarding sacred sovereignty over seas and islands.

The exhibition will run from July 12-17.-VNA