War keepsakes exhibit opens

An exhibition of hundreds of war keepsakes is being held at the Vietnam Military History Museum in Hanoi.

Neraly 450 objects including arms, medals, soldiers’ belongings, photos and letters, among others are displayed.
The exhibition, “Everlasting War Keepsakes,” marks the 65th anniversary of the establishment of the Viet Nam People's Army and its Political General Department (December 22, 1944-2009).

The display introduces audiences to around 450 objects including arms, medals, soldiers’ belongings, photos and letters, among others.

Selected from 5,300 objects, they were collected from a campaign launched in February by the Political General Department, Vietnam War Veterans Association and the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union.

The exhibit is expected to run for three years and may be extended.

The exhibition aims to honor individuals and organizations that made outstanding contributions in the national liberation.

The organization board also praised people who donated a large number of objects to the display, such as the former Party General Secretary Le Kha Phieu; Lt. Gen Dang Kinh, the former deputy chief of the general staff of the Viet Nam People's Army; Z117 Factory of the General Department of National Defense Industry; and US veteran Prunier.

By V.Xuan – Translated by Kim Khanh

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