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Unforgettable memories of the August Revolution
  • | dtinews.vn | August 19, 2011 04:35 PM

Hanoi still retains unforgettable memories of the August Revolution (August 19, 1945).

The historic atmosphere seems embedded in people who witnessed the revolution in the capital city.

A veteran who was a member of the Vietnam Federation of Independence or Viet Minh recalled the night before the revolution. Hanoi seemed in restless anticipation, with gleaming smiles and sound of sewing-machines clattering late into the night making flags. Groups of young people practised revolutionary songs to prepare for the performance on August 19.

Early morning of August 19, 1945, Hanoi was covered with flags. All the factories and offices closed and flows of people rushed to the Opera House to mark the victory, bringing with them slogans, flags and primitive weapons.

Landmarks

 

A grand meeting was held in front of the Opera House early on the morning of August 19, 1945, attracting thousands of people

Demonstration at the former Residence of the French Governor of Tonkin (Northern Vietnam) on August 19, 1945

Opera House

The former Residence of the French Governor of Tonkin (Northern Vietnam)

Bullet traces left on the gate are historic evidence

Propaganda posters about the August Revolution

Hanoi Flag Tower with a monument to the defeat of the later US air campaign against Hanoi in the foreground

Monument to the revolutionary dead at Ba Dinh Square

Long Bien Bridge

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