On the occasion of the 83rd anniversary of the establishment of the Viet Nam Communist Party (Feb. 3, 1930 – Feb. 3, 2013) and 45th years of Mau Than Tet Offensive 1968, Museum of Ho Chi Minh City introduces the especial exhibition of “45th years of Mau Than Tet Offensive 1968 – Memory from the objects of the Museum”.
In the history of resistance against foreign invaders to defend national independence and reunification 1945 – 1975, the Mau Than Tet general Offensive 1968 was a historic landmark of the anti – US war of resistance. This forced the US to de-escalete their war, stop bombing the North, retreat their troops and accept the negotiations in Paris.
The Mau Than Tet general offensive 1968, simultaneously exploded in four cities, 37 provincial towns, hundreds of town and rural areas of South Vietnam. This offensive resulted in the end of the system of Sai Gon governments and extended the liberated area. It also killed 147,000 enemies, shot down and destroyed 2,370 aircrafts, 1,700 tanks, armours, 350 cannons, 230 ships, over a million tons of war supplies taking 34% of the war reserve of the US (*).
Nearly 300 documents and artifacts in the exhibition involved in the revolutionary forces’ activities in Sai Gon – Gia Dinh, contribute to recall memories of the Mau Than Tet general offensive 1968 in Sai Gon – Gia Dinh, the nerve-center of the American – puppet regime.
The special exhibition open from February 1, 2013 at Museum of Ho Chi Minh City, 65 Ly Tu Trong st, Dist 1.
(*) Steering Committee of the war Summary directly under the Politburo: Viet Nam Revolutionary War 1945 – 1975 victory and the lessons. National Political Publishing House, 2000. P. 159, 530.