VNA photo exhibit of historic war moments opens

More than 100 photos taken by Vietnam News Agency reporters during the war against the US are on display at an exhibition at 29 - Hang Bai street, Hanoi.
More than 100 photos taken by Vietnam News Agency reporters during the war against the US are on display at an exhibition at 29 - Hang Bai street, Hanoi.

The exhibition “Historical Moments” is the part of VNA’s lead up to the celebration of the 35th anniversary of the 1975 Spring Victory and the liberation of south Vietnam which reunified the country.

The black-and-white photos depict the Vietnamese people’s struggle against the US , the battles and glorious victories of the army and the people, and the elation on liberation day - April 30.

The show is meant to contribute to reviving the memory of those years during which the Vietnamese people waged a glorious war against the US as well as honouring soldiers and photographers who have preserved the valuable historical moments.

Addressing the opening ceremony on April 26, VNA General Director Tran Mai Huong described the “Historical Moments” exhibition as a momentous page in the history of the people, vividly manifested through the lenses of VNA photographers.

The photos on exhibit are part of the VNA archives of documentary photos on the revolutionary war. More than 260 VNA reporters, editors and staff, including over 40 photographers, laid down their lives during the war for national liberation, but left behind them their works, which will remain forever as a part of the history of Vietnam ’s revolutionary press.

On the same day, the VNA held a meeting with those among its staff, reporters and technicians who had directly participated in the US-resistance war.

Speaking at the meeting, General Director Huong affirmed that during the 65-year development process, generations of VNA staff have always gone wherever they were needed, from battlefields at home to hot spots abroad, and by their sweat and blood have produced a continuous flow of information serving the Party, the revolution and the people.

On the occasion, VNA made public a book entitled “The Vietnam News Agency and the Great Victory in Spring 1975” featuring more than 40 articles by its staff, reporters and technicians who took part in the US-resistance war and witnessed the great historic moment.

The 500-page book also preserves more than 50 photos on the historic Ho Chi Minh Campaign and a number of images of VNA reporters on the battlefield./.

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