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Nation to celebrate 70th Resistance Day

Hanoi, December 13 (VNA) - A documentary on General Vo Nguyen Giap, a film week, exhibitions and other events will be held in various locations across the country to mark the 70th National Resistance Day (December 19, 1946).

An exhibition of 300 photographs, documents and several objects opened yesterday at the Vietnam Military History Museum.

Titled The Grandiose Song of Winter 1946, the exhibition will help people, the youth in particular, learn more about national resistance and the role it has played in the nation’s history. It is also expected to inculcate patriotism among the youth.

This exhibition is jointly organised by the Vietnam Military History Museum, the Police Museum in Hanoi and the Military Logistics Museum in HCM City.

A film week will be held in many localities nationwide, starting on December 19. The films, screened for free, will help the public to have an opportunity to watch a series of film highlight the efforts and sacrifices of Vietnamese soldiers to win national independence.

The documentary, Giot Nuoc Giua Dai Duong (A Drop of Water in the Ocean), featuring the life of General Vo Nguyen Giap, will be screened at the opening ceremony of the film festival.

Also on December 19, several arts performances including concerts of patriotic songs will be held at the Ly Thai To Flower Garden on Dinh Tien Hoang Street  and the park  in front of the My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi.

An essay contest on the significance of the 70th National Resistane Day is being held for junior high school and high school students.

National Resistance Day marks the call by President Ho Chi Minh in 1946, urging the entire people of Vietnam to resist the French colonial rule after the success of the 1945 August Revolution and establishment of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.

"The more concessions we make, the more the French colonialists encroach upon our rights, for they are determined to re-conquer our country," the President said.