Ho-Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hanoi, Vietnam

Ho-Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hanoi, Vietnam

Finally, Lise and Martin reached the final rest place of the great statesman "Uncle Ho" - the man who liberated Vietnam from the Western colonial powers. Ho Chi Minh, real name Nguyen Tat Thanh was born in 1890 and rised to be the communist leader and the principal force behind the Vietnamese struggle against French colonial rule. On September 3, 1969, he died in Hanoi of heart failure. In his honor, after the Communist conquest of the South in 1975, Saigon was renamed Ho Chi Minh City. Ho Chi Minh was not only the founder of Vietnamese communism, he was the very soul of the revolution and of Vietnam's struggle for independence.

Photo taken in December 2004
Participants: mbj and lgk

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