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A Patriotic Billboard ...


... thanks to a translation by Tim T Hoang, a fellow pbaser, the billboard states (ironically in retrospect) "LET'S ALL UNITE TO DEFEND THE SOUTH, TO LIBERATE THE NORTH"

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Milan Vogrin03-Dec-2009 19:08
Nice photo.
Cha Tim Hoang 08-Sep-2009 20:29
It's too bad that the American shook hand with Red China in 1973 when Nixon was still president and they gave up South Vietnam in 1975. The South Vietnameses never need to be liberated by the North. Everyone was happy until the Communist took over the South. No wonder million of Boat People risked their lives to get away from the Communist. Is there any Vietnamese abroad who accepted the Red Flag of North Vietnam? This Flag in the picture is still represented all Vietnamese living abroad and it will never change.
Soenda13-Apr-2008 18:53
It's like stepping into a time machine with these shots of yours, Tom. I appreciate having the translation. It makes the photo all the more poignant.
Guest 28-Nov-2007 15:56
Excellent capture!
Hoa 26-Sep-2007 21:19
That was , still and always be my Vietnamese flag .
cachia 05-Aug-2007 11:48
yes, fair to say, in North Vietnam there must have been billboards like that, and who did better, won the war
tim t hoang08-May-2007 18:45
I assume that at the same time, in Hanoi, there were hundreds of billboards that stated: "Let's all unite to defend the North, to liberate the South"
tim t hoang08-May-2007 00:05
Well, it's so interesting to see Vietnam images of 1966, they have both historical and emotional values to Vietnamese, especially the older generation like mine.
The billboard slogan is quite eloquent, but now it seems ironical. It says:
"Let's all unite to defend the South, to liberate the North."
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