AP war photos on show in Ha Noi

Shock to the world: A photo of the monk Thich Quang Duc who set himself on fire to protest the war; taken in 1963 by Malcolm Browne.

HA NOI (VNS) — The American-Viet Nam War meant loss and pain for both civilians and soldiers on all sides. The lens of wartime photo journalists captured war's effects on US forces, as well as south and north Vietnamese soldiers. For the first time ever, a collection of 50 images from the Associated Press' (AP) archives is on exhibit as part of the 20th anniversary of the normalisation of relations between the US and Viet Nam on July 12. The exhibit, Viet Nam: The Real War, is an … [Read more...]

Museum displays fight for sovereignty

Battered: An exhibition goer examines pieces of Viet Nam's coast guard ships rammed by Chinese vessels on display at the ongoing display Hoang Sa and Truong Sa Islands - Viet Nam's Sovereignty.

VietNamNet Bridge - Adjusting his glasses, Nguyen Huu Thao peers closely at the large stained and rusty pieces of coast guard ships on display at the entrance to an exhibition hall of the Viet Nam Military History Museum (VMHM). The 70-year-old resident of Dong Anh District on the outskirts of the capital city was visibly angry. … [Read more...]