This is the first provincial-level cultural activity held online on the occasion of the 76th anniversary of the August Revolution Day (August 19) and National Day (September 2), 76 years of establishment of the revolutionary government of Thai Nguyen province (August 20), and the 110th birth anniversary of General Vo Nguyen Giap (August 25).

With more than 110 photos and nearly 500 documents, display items, books, newspapers, magazines and publications, the exhibition introduces to the public General Vo Nguyen Giap - a loyal revolutionary, an excellent and close disciple of President Ho Chi Minh and the first general of the Vietnam People’s Army.

Dien Bien Phu Operation command under the direction of General Vo Nguyen Giap (black shirt) discussing plan for each battle

The exhibition is divided into three parts, featuring activities of the Party Central Committee, the Government and late President Ho Chi Minh at Thai Nguyen Safety Zone, General Vo Nguyen Giap’s activities in Thai Nguyen Safety Zone; and the General and ethnic minorities in the province.

General Vo Nguyen Giap, whose real name is Vo Giap (alias Van), was born in Loc Thuy commune, Le Thuy district, the central province of Quang Binh on August 25, 1911. He passed away in Hanoi on October 4, 2013.

He once served as a Politburo member, Secretary of the Central Military Commission, Permanent Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of National Defense, Commander-in-Chief of the Vietnam People’s Army and a National Assembly deputy from the first to seventh tenures.

The General, whose military career starting with his appointment to lead the first Vietnamese revolutionary army unit with only 34 soldiers in 1944, led the Vietnam People's Army from victory to victory during the resistance war against French colonialists and then U.S. imperialists.

Source: VNA