22/08/2018 14:04 GMT+7 print

Photo exhibition on August Revolution, Southern Resistance War

A photo exhibition on the August Revolution and Southern Resistance War opened in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on August 22.

On display at the Can Tho Museum are 116 photos reflecting the triumph of the August Revolution which opened a new era of independence, freedom and socialism in Vietnam.

The August Revolution was launched by Ho Chi Minh’s Viet Minh (League for the Independence of Vietnam) against French colonial rule in Vietnam on August 14, 1945.

Within two weeks, forces under the Viet Minh had seized control of most rural villages and cities throughout the north, centre and south of Vietnam.

On September 2, 1945, President Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence, declaring to the world the foundation of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, now the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

An exhibition showcasing more than 200 documents, photos and archaeological treasures of the southwest dating back from the first to seventh century was launched the same day at the museum.

They include labour tools and statues made from metal, stone and timber.

The exhibition on the August Revolution and Southern Resistance War will run until September 22 while the exhibition on south-western archaeological treasures will run until December 15.