Monday, July 09, 2007

The War Remnants Museum

"The sobering War Remnants Museum was established in September 1975 in Ho Chi Minh City. It contains countless artifacts, photographs and pictures documenting some of the less heroic activities carried out by the US army in Vietnam. Displays illustrate the killing of civilians, the spreading of toxic defoliant, the torturing of prisoners and the effects of the war in the north. Planes, tanks, bombs and helicopters are also on display.Outside the museum are some rooms displaying cultural products of the Vietnamese culture. Over the last 29 years, over six million visitors have entered the museum. Nearly one million among them are from abroad."
A trip to the a lesson in life about the devastating effects of aggression in general. It doesn't matter which camp you are from...religion, left, right or middle etc....when you are in Ho Chi Minh City...DO NOT MISS THIS PLACE! It's a sobering experience for me. (Note: The man at the top...partially blind, lose his limbs etc...LANDMINE)


Blogger Peter said...

I missed this one, but I visted a prison-museum in Hanoi (Hoa Lo or "Hanoi Hilton"), built by the French and then used for US prisoners during the Vietnam war. It has similar things to show. Frightening, but it also shows how the same "story" can be told differently. Hopefully we will all learn one day that wars are stupid, but...lessons seem to be soon forgotten!

12:16 AM

Blogger Cergie said...

You know, I'm not so young so i can remember that time when it was the war, the terrible war
And then that time in 1975 when the american go away from Vietnam

I know a familly which is in France for then
And my younger son had a girl friend whose familly came in France as boat people.

It was terrible
The young girl was born in France 1984, her brother and sister in Vietnam (1977 and 1979)

8:32 PM

Blogger junebee said...

The effects still linger in the U.S. war veterans who wonder why they were there and still have nightmares about the things they were asked to do.

4:26 AM

Blogger San Nakji said...

A stupid war which has a similar feel to a certain war going on now... :(

I kept checking your blog wondering why you weren't updating... then it occurred to me to click refresh... lo and behold! I feel so dumb... :P

1:35 AM


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