Souvenirs marking national reunification victory
The tank occupying the headquarters of the Saigon Administration and auto-biographic quotes from President, Duong Van Minh are some of souvenirs for the victory leading to the national reunification on 30th April 1975.
In a stall showing exhibits relating to the historic Ho Chi Minh Campaign at the Vietnam Military History Museum, many relate to the victory on 30th April 1975. In the picture is the tank seizing the Saigon Administration Presidential Palace at noon that day.
The Jeep seized at Da Nang Airport on 29th March 1975. Captain Pham Xuan The, vice-head of Regiment 66 and his comrades used this car to enter the Independence Palace at noon on 30th April 1975 and take the Saigon Administration President Duong Van Minh to the Saigon Radio station to read and broadcast the declaration of surrender, ending the resistance war against the American imperialist (1954-1975).
Duong Van Minh’s statement of surrender
The loudspeaker attached to the Jeep by Truong Tan Sy, a commissar of the Phu Quoc district armed forces, together with 8,000 people entered to liberate Duong Dong town on 30th April 1975.
The hat, bag and first-aid clothes used by Nguyen Thi Trung Kien, a Saigon special task force member when leading tanks and soldiers to seize Hoang Hoa Tham camp and Tan Son Nhat airport on 30th April 1975.
The old flag of the Saigon Administration seized at the Presidential Palace
Browning short gun of President Duong Van Minh seized on 30th April 1975.
An airplane seized at Bien Hoa airport on 30th April 1975.
Another seized at Tan Son Nhat on the same day
Photos: VnExpress ( Compiled by VNF )