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.
Tag - war
dimanche 12 mars 2017
vendredi 24 février 2017
Officially, both sides have tried to forget the bloody conflict. Unofficially, bitterness still runs deep.
jeudi 16 février 2017
Many children, pregnant women and senior citizens died in the sudden Chinese onslaught of February, 1979.
dimanche 15 janvier 2017
The US secretary of state, a decorated veteran, meets former Viet Cong guerrilla who ambushed his patrol boat in 1969
lundi 28 novembre 2016
Vietnamese volunteer Nguyen Thi Huong was just 17 when she was severely injured by an American cluster bomb. She would have died that day if it weren't for a fateful encounter with an unexpected saviour: Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro.
mardi 4 octobre 2016
Silky-voiced communist propaganda broadcaster "Hanoi Hannah", famous for urging American GIs to leave her country during the Vietnam War, has died at age 87, friends said Tuesday.
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.
dimanche 3 juillet 2016
The director of the 1978 Vietnam War film The Deer Hunter has died, his friend and former lawyer has confirmed.
jeudi 18 février 2016
We will never forget’: Anti-China sentiment simmers in Vietnam on anniversary of bloody border war that had no winner
Vietnamese activists chanted anti-China slogans in Hanoi Wednesday as they marked the 37th anniversary of a border war with their giant neighbour, in a memorial that followed reports that Beijing has installed missile systems in contested seas.
lundi 26 octobre 2015
More than 40 years after Kim Phuc was photographed running naked from a napalm attack, treatment in the US will also help ease her pain
samedi 17 octobre 2015
A court in central Vietnam sentenced seven people to up to life in prison for defrauding families of Vietnam War soldiers by moving unidentified war dead into fake graves and claiming to have found their kin.
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aerial bombing of Vietnam to advance his re-election prospects, a new book by Bob Woodward says, citing a previously unpublished presidential note.
samedi 13 juin 2015
They were the images that communicated the horrors of war in ways words could not.
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.
mardi 17 février 2015
HANOI – State media in Vietnam made a rare move of marking the anniversary of a border war with China Tuesday with a series of news articles describing the battles of Vietnamese guerrillas.
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.
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.
dimanche 6 avril 2014
A requiem will be held on Truong Sa Lon Island, part of Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago in the East Sea this month to commemorate martyrs of Vietnam People’s Army, all soldiers of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (1955-75) who sacrificed themselves while protecting Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago in 1974, and all “boat people” who lost their lives at sea, said Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Thanh Son.
samedi 15 mars 2014
Experts said they have found several new dioxin-contaminated sites at the Bien Hoa airbase in the southeastern province of Dong Nai.
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 — Anti-China protesters hoping to lay wreaths at a famous statue in the Vietnamese capital on Sunday were obstructed by an unusual sight of ballroom dancers and an energetic aerobics class held to a thumping sound system.
lundi 4 novembre 2013
Minister of Defence Phung Quang Thanh has urged people not to trust psychics in their search for war martyrs’ remains, saying his ministry, the agency authorized to search, has never relied on them.
vendredi 18 octobre 2013
Janusz Lewandowski was a former diplomat who, in 1966, launched an effort to bring Hanoi and Washington to the negotiating table and end the conflict in Vietnam - an undertaking code-named “Project Marigold".
vendredi 9 août 2013
An 82-year-old man and his 41-year-old son have been found living in a forest in central Vietnam after they went missing during the country's war with the US.
mercredi 29 août 2012
HANOI — It’s been a cruel year for the fabled crew of reporters that covered the Vietnam War for The Associated Press.
jeudi 8 décembre 2011
More than 100,000 Vietnamese have been killed or injured by land mines or other abandoned explosives since the Vietnam War ended nearly 40 years ago, and clearing all of the country will take decades more, officials said Monday.
jeudi 28 avril 2011
Hanoi - Two Vietnamese fishermen were killed and two others seriously injured when an artillery shell believed to be left over from the Vietnam War exploded, an official said Thursday.
lundi 14 mars 2011
In January 1966, Associated Press war photographer Henri Huet was on assignment in An Thi, in North Vietnam, when he came across a young, wounded Army medic named Thomas Cole in a muddy trench. Cole’s eyes were wrapped almost entirely in bandages, yet he was tending to fellow injured soldiers of the First Cavalry Division.
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