76 years ago, on the night of September 22 to 23, 1945, the French colonialists relied on British troops to invade the headquarters of the revolutionary government in Saigon, starting a war of aggression. our country for the second time.
Before the French action openly waged war of aggression, on the morning of September 23, 1945, an urgent meeting was convened at Cay Mai – Cho Lon (now Nguyen Trai Street, District 5) to hold an emergency meeting. level of the Party Committee and the People’s Committee of the South. The conference came to a decision: Simultaneously with sending a telegram to the Party Central Committee and President Ho Chi Minh for instructions, it was necessary to launch the people’s resistance. After that, the Southern Resistance Committee directed the establishment of the Saigon – Cholon Resistance Committee, led by comrade Nguyen Van Tu as Chairman, Huynh Dinh Hai and Tu Van Ri as members. On the morning of September 23, 1945, Chairman of the Southern Resistance Committee – Comrade Tran Van Giau issued the appeal of the Southern Resistance Committee:
From this moment on, our first task is to destroy the French invaders and their minions.
Soldiers, soldiers and people defend themselves!
Hold your weapons in your hands and rush to fight the French colonialists to save the country.
The Resistance Begins !”
Call of the Southern Resistance Committee
The Saigon Front was divided into two fronts: the inner-city front and the suburban front. The inner city front has the task of consuming and destroying the enemy’s life force, destroying the enemy’s facilities and material means. Units of the suburban front divided and guarded bridges, surrounded and isolated the enemy in the inner city, and prevented the enemy’s withdrawal routes to the suburbs and neighboring provinces. Along with the tenacious fight of the revolutionary armed forces, all classes of people in Saigon thoroughly encircled, thoroughly encircled the garden without empty houses, and did not cooperate with the enemy, Saigon became a “city” dead town”: no electricity, lack of water, lack of food, food, no production and trading activities, etc. This front caused terror to the invaders.
A neighborhood in Saigon carried out the destruction of the resistance war after September 23, 1945
The heroic fight of the army and people of the city for the independence and freedom of the Fatherland captivated the hearts of the army and people of the whole country. In Hanoi, right after receiving the report, President Ho Chi Minh convened the Standing Conference of the Party Central Committee in the North, approving the resistance determination of the Party Committee and the People’s Committee of the South. at the same time calling on the army and people of the whole country to support and provide aid to the resistance war. On September 26, 1945, through the Voice of Vietnam, President Ho Chi Minh sent a letter to the Southern compatriots affirming the resistance determination of the Central Party, Government and people of the country!
“O fellow Southerners!…
We are bound to win because we have the united force of the whole nation.
We are bound to win because our struggle is just.”
With resilience, indomitableness, soldiers and people of Saigon – Cho Lon, Gia Dinh upheld the will to “Determine death for the Fatherland, decide to live”, fought bravely, held back, consumed a lot of enemy energy, causing The French were passive, creating favorable conditions for the provinces in the South and the South Central region to prepare their forces to deal with when the French army expanded the war.
“It’s autumn, the twenty-third day of the third month” is an important milestone, a testament to the difficult and challenging historical journey of the soldiers and people of Saigon – Cho Lon, Gia Dinh, and the South Vietnamese army and people who ” go ahead ” With a tenacious and indomitable will to fight, ready to sacrifice for the Fatherland, gloriously completing the task assigned by history, worthy of the title of “Fatherland Citadel” awarded by President Ho Chi Minh. donate.