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dimanche 30 juillet 2017

Playboy, bon vivant and the last emperor of Vietnam, Bao Dai chafed at his role as France’s puppet

While Bao Dai, who died 20 years ago this week, enjoyed the high life in Hong Kong and elsewhere, he did try to play his part during Vietnam’s most violent and troubled years amid the two Indochina wars

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mercredi 15 mars 2017

In search of Vietnam's nearly forgotten cinema history

Single-screen cinemas were once commonplace on main streets in towns and cities around the world.

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dimanche 12 mars 2017

No Anzac Day ceremony at Vietnam's Long Tan memorial this year, DFAT says

Australia will not hold an Anzac Day ceremony at the Long Tan memorial site in Vietnam, after last year's 50th anniversary plans were cancelled at the last minute by the host government.

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dimanche 5 mars 2017

Vietnam's architectural gems are disappearing

Once an architectural gem emblematic of Vietnam’s era as a French colony, the Tax Trade Center with its iconic Art Deco facade is now mostly rubble.

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dimanche 26 février 2017

Japanese emperor to visit Vietnam

A visit by the Japanese Emperor to Vietnam aims to bolster ties by revisiting Japan's complicated World War II history in Vietnam.

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dimanche 18 décembre 2016

Lawrence Colburn dies at 67; helped end Vietnam's My Lai massacre

Lawrence Manley Colburn, a helicopter gunner in the Vietnam War who helped end the slaughter of hundreds of unarmed Vietnamese villagers by U.S. troops at My Lai, has died. He was 67.

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mardi 11 octobre 2016

The Penguin History of Modern Vietnam by Christopher Goscha

This is the finest single-volume history of Vietnam in English. It challenges myths, and raises questions about the socialist republic’s political future

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dimanche 25 septembre 2016

How Dien Bien Phu led to America’s war in Vietnam

In 1953, a hard fought battle between French and Vietnamese forces finished off France as a colonial power and eerily presaged the fate of the US in Vietnam a decade later.

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mercredi 17 août 2016

Long Tan : Vietnamese authorities cancel 50th anniversary commemoration event, DFAT says

Tomorrow's 50th anniversary Vietnam War commemoration event at the Long Tan cross site has been cancelled by Vietnamese authorities, the Department of Foreign Affairs says.

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lundi 2 mai 2016

Ho Chi Minh City celebrates liberation

Since its liberation on April 30, 1975, Ho Chi Minh City, once known as Saigon, has witnessed big changes in its socio-economic development. Nguyen Truong Nhan, vice chairman of the city’s Committee for Overseas Vietnamese, spoke on this topic.

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Reunification Palace opens 2 more rooms to visitors to Ho Chi Minh City

The Reunification Palace in Ho Chi Minh City, which was the presidential office and residence of US-backed South Vietnam regime in the Vietnam War, on Thursday opened two more rooms for visitors.

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US historian recounts why he chose Vietnam for his career

Edward Miller first came to Vietnam in 1995 as an ordinary tourist, and has since returned multiple times as a historian dedicated to studying the country and the American-led war that ended in 1975.

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vendredi 26 février 2016

Colonial architecture fades in Vietnam, and residents mourn

When Mr Nguyen Viet moved back to Vietnam from Britain in 2014, he was hired to write design guidelines for a redevelopment project in downtown Ho Chi Minh City.

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jeudi 3 décembre 2015

Dong Son drum found in Timor-Leste

Archaeologists have just announced that the bronze drum found at a construction site in Baucau, in the east of Timor-Leste, was typical of the Dong Son civilisation (1,000BC-100AD).

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mardi 13 octobre 2015

Nixon note says Vietnam bombings gained 'Zilch'

Former US president Richard Nixon lied in 1972 about the true impact of the aerial bombing of Vietnam to advance his re-election prospects, a new book by Bob Woodward says, citing a previously unpublished presidential note.

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lundi 25 mai 2015

Vietnam’s royal rickshaw sparks suspicion on authenticity

Doubts have surfaced among local experts regarding the authenticity of a royal rickshaw, whose recent homecoming is considered a happy ending for insiders’ unprecedentedly concerted efforts.

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mercredi 29 avril 2015

40 years later, Vietnam still deeply divided over war

This bustling city of 8 million that is still called Saigon by many is going all out to celebrate Thursday's 40th anniversary of its fall — the day North Vietnam's Communist army captured South Vietnam's capital.

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samedi 28 mars 2015

The Scene of the Crime

There is a long ditch in the village of My Lai. On the morning of March 16, 1968, it was crowded with the bodies of the dead—dozens of women, children, and old people, all gunned down by young American soldiers.

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mercredi 10 décembre 2014

Plan to raze oldest French building in heart of Vietnam metro sparks dialogue

Following widespread opposition to the planned demolition of a historic municipal building to make way for a new office center, a Ho Chi Minh City official announced that portions of the structure will be preserved.

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Vietnam welcomes america with open arms

No grunt slogging through the jungles of Vietnam could imagine that in 2014, 41 years after the end of the Vietnam War, the Vietnamese would be welcoming back Americans as investors, tourists, advisers and protectors.

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samedi 11 octobre 2014

France inaugurates Vietnam artist’s memorial statue honoring Indochinese laborers

A memorial statue made by a renowned Vietnamese artist has been inaugurated in France in honor of Indochinese laborers, including those from Vietnam.

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lundi 6 octobre 2014

Vietnam’s royal rickshaw on its way home from France

The Vietnamese embassy in France has received a Nguyen’s Dynasty rickshaw for sending it back to Vietnam soon, marking the country’s first successful effort to retrieve royal antiques from an auction abroad.

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dimanche 14 septembre 2014

Vietnam's forgotten Cambodian war

On 30 April 1975, the last American helicopters beat an ignominious retreat from Saigon as the tanks of the North Vietnamese Army rumbled into the capital of defeated South Vietnam.

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jeudi 11 septembre 2014

Vietnam’s photographic history, told by the winners

Patrick Chauvel was an 18-year-old rookie photographer looking for adventure and a chance to witness history when he arrived in Vietnam in 1968.

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mardi 12 août 2014

The origin of a villa boom in Vietnam’s resort town Da Lat

The currently poetic Da Lat, which is famous not only in Vietnam but around the world as a European town in the Far East, is actually the result of the failure of city planning.

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lundi 4 août 2014

Vietnam a half century after the gulf of Tonkin

HOI AN - "I believe that history will record that we have made a great mistake," Sen. Wayne Morse (D, OR) declared fifty years ago this week.

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jeudi 24 juillet 2014

Scientists urge repairs to Vietnam’s damaged UNESCO-recognized complex

Local historians, relic conservationists and archeologists have just petitioned to the government in unison to undo the extensive damage to the core area of UNESCO-recognized Thang Long Imperial Citadel in downtown Hanoi.

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samedi 12 avril 2014

Vietnam metro loses 200 historic buildings to development

A Vietnamese-French urban research agency has found that at least 207 heritage buildings in downtown Ho Chi Minh City have been destroyed or defaced in the last decade.

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samedi 22 mars 2014

Five ancient villages in Vietnam

The below ancient villages have an ancient and romantic beauty and they have become the destinations of many tourists.

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mercredi 26 février 2014

Vietnam’s epochal saga of beating back massive chinese invasion 1979

China’s impulsiveness to launch a militarily flawed massive invasion of Vietnam in1979 was impelled by a greater Chinese geopolitical blueprint of checkmating the perceived former Soviet Union’s strategic intrusiveness in South East Asia courtesy Vietnam, and also thereby ingratiating itself geopolitically with the United States that China was available to play the role of a quasi-strategic ally of the United States in the region to counterbalance the former Soviet Union.

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