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Book on movement against war in Vietnam debuted

A book entitled “Waging peace in Vietnam” that reflects the mass objection against the war by the US in Vietnam between 1968 and 1972 made its first public appearance in Ho Chi Minh City on September 20.

Director of the War Remnants Museum Tran Xuan Thao said the 234-page book was compiled by Ron Carver, David Cortright and Barbara Doherty – American veterans who used to take part in the war.

The book gathers stories of American soldiers and anti-war activists collected from newspapers, posters and leaflets. It also features articles by scholars and anti-war activists like Christian Appy, and Chairwoman of the Vietnam Peace and Development Foundation Nguyen Thi Binh who played a key role in the achievement of the 1973 Paris Peace Accords on ending the war and restoring peace in Vietnam.

Ron Carver, a compiler of the book, said from 1968 to 1972, more than 300 anti-war newspapers were published for soldiers serving on camps or war vessels of the US. They reflected the opinions of hundreds of soldiers coming from the working class and newly-appointed officers who bravely raised their voice to protest the war and the unfairness in the US military then.

Aside from the book introduction, a photo exhibition on the objection to the unjust war in Vietnam was also opened at the War Remnants Museum on September 20./