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For American scholar Jack Weatherford, a professor of anthropology at Macalester College in Minnesota, Vietnam is a country that evokes memories and feelings. He lost his father in the American War in Vietnam,

President marks 1968 Tet uprising

 VietNamNet Bridge – President Tran Dai Quang has written an article to mark the 50th anniversary of the Mau Than general offensive and uprising in spring, 1968.

That’s the bomb!

 VietNamNet Bridge – They say to succeed it’s necessary to leave no stone unturned, but it’s a good thing one family in the coastal southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau never heard this saying.

Korean journalist seeks truth about massacre in VN

VietNamNet Bridge – South Korean journalist Koh Kyoung Tae is a familiar figure for many residents of Phong Nhat and Phong Nhi villages in the central province of Quang Nam. 

Knowledge is essential - even when painful

 VietNamNet Bridge – As the Korean wave continues to spread across Asia, its latest drama series Descendants of the Sun (Hau due mat troi) has gained popularity among young people in several Asian countries.

French activist gives museum mementos from Ho Chi Minh

 VietNamNet Bridge – Some mementos from late President Ho Chi Minh held by a French peace activist and his family were given to the Ho Chi Minh Museum yesterday, March 15.

War volunteers motivate today's youth

VietNamNet Bridge – After her parents' shooting in 1963, Le Thanh Lan was determined to join the Youth Volunteer Brigade. Her story and others have inspired countless Vietnamese students to help those in need.

Café Saigon 1975

 VietNamNet Bridge – Operational for more than one month, Café Saigon 1975 has quickly become an attractive destination, especially for Saigonese, as it reminds them of the wartime as seen through a number of items and pictures.

American War stories go on air

 VietNamNet Bridge – A TV series on the American war in South Viet Nam began airing on Viet Nam Television's VTV1 channel this week, as part of the station's screening to mark the 40th anniversary of the country's Reunification Day,

VTV1 to broadcast documentary on Son Doong Cave

 VietNamNet Bridge – A latest documentary on the biggest cave known in the world—Son Doong—located in the central province of Quang Binh, will be broadcast on VTV1 on February 14.

My Lai survivor writes book

 VietNamNet Bridge – Pham Thanh Cong, 57, was one of only a dozen survivors of 1968's infamous My Lai massacre. More than four decades later, he has written a book about the mass murder,

Dutch poet Dick Gebuys: “Vietnam is second home country”

 VietNamNet Bridge – A collection of poems about Vietnam, named ‘Giong Nhu Ban Vua Cham Vao’ (It just looks like you touch things now), written by Dutch poet Dick Gebuys has been published.

Images of war paint vivid picture

VietNamNet Bridge – Carefully opening rolls of faded watercolour paintings from a stained and rusty metal box, originally a heavy machine gun bullet container from the American War, former Police Colonel Luong Manh Tam examines 

Creeping down to Vinh Moc Tunnel

 VietNamNet Bridge – The central province of Quang Tri is rightly thought of as somewhere which has horrific war memories from a time when the province was a bloody battlefield during the revolution wars.

Military History Museum proves a popular attraction

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Vietnam Military History Museum in Hanoi has so far received more than 17 million visitors, half of them foreigners from more than 150 countries. Report by the Voice of Vietnam Radio.

National Day draws international tributes

 VietNamNet Bridge – World leaders have sent congratulations to Viet Nam to mark the 68th National Day yesterday, September 2.

Veteran photographer honoured

 VietNamNet Bridge – Leaning against his walking stick and wearing a camera on his neck, white-haired photographer Quang Phung received the Grand Award in this year's Bui Xuan Phai – Love for Ha Noi Awards yesterday, Aug 29.

AO victims will file fourth lawsuit on manufacturers

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange will proceed with their fourth lawsuit against American chemical companies that produced the toxic defoliant sprayed by US forces during the American War.

Australia returns belongings of fallen Vietnamese soldiers

 VietNamNet Bridge – Nearly 200 items belonging to Vietnamese soldiers during the American War have been returned home as part of the Operation Wandering Souls project by New South Wales University in Sydney.

Market madness in Ha Noi

VietNamNet Bridge – Being the insomniac I am, I woke at 3am at what most would say is a crazy hour to have your eyes open, but I wanted to see a part of the city that doesn't adhere to a conventional working day.