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mercredi 15 mars 2017
dimanche 12 mars 2017
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.
dimanche 5 mars 2017
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.
dimanche 26 février 2017
A visit by the Japanese Emperor to Vietnam aims to bolster ties by revisiting Japan's complicated World War II history in Vietnam.
dimanche 18 décembre 2016
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.
mardi 11 octobre 2016
This is the finest single-volume history of Vietnam in English. It challenges myths, and raises questions about the socialist republic’s political future
dimanche 25 septembre 2016
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.
mercredi 17 août 2016
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.
lundi 2 mai 2016
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.
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.
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.
vendredi 26 février 2016
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.
jeudi 3 décembre 2015
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).
mardi 13 octobre 2015
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.
lundi 25 mai 2015
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.
mercredi 29 avril 2015
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.
samedi 28 mars 2015
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.
mercredi 10 décembre 2014
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.
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.
samedi 11 octobre 2014
A memorial statue made by a renowned Vietnamese artist has been inaugurated in France in honor of Indochinese laborers, including those from Vietnam.
lundi 6 octobre 2014
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.
dimanche 14 septembre 2014
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.
jeudi 11 septembre 2014
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.
mardi 12 août 2014
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.
lundi 4 août 2014
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.
jeudi 24 juillet 2014
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.
samedi 12 avril 2014
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.
samedi 22 mars 2014
The below ancient villages have an ancient and romantic beauty and they have become the destinations of many tourists.
mercredi 26 février 2014
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.
dimanche 16 février 2014
HANOI — Tourists, hawkers and motorcyclists rub shoulders every morning in the congested alleyways of Hanoi's low-rise Old Quarter, generations away from the office towers and electronics megastores springing up in other parts of the capital. The quarter's street grid, laid out in the 15th century, is still dominated by dilapidated shops selling everything from brass gongs to bamboo scaffolding.
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