On The morning of 25th April 2014, the Vietnam Women’s Unions and the Vietnamese Women’s Museum delegation went to Dien Bien Phu which is a place that the country was focused on for the 60th Anniversary of the Dien Bien Phu Victory, a shining golden landmark of history. This trip called “Pilgrimage” aims at conducting a visible work of all VWU’s activities: Organising the Exhibition: “Dien Bien Memories”.
The Exhibition “Dien Bien Memories” is the result of cooperation between the Vietnamese Women”s Museum and the Vietnam Military History Museum. With more hundreds of narratives, photos, objects belonging to historical witnesses who were chosen to introduce it, the exhibition presents real-life, daily activities, and an enthusiastic atmosphere and spirit of“All for the campaign”, of young women who are not afraid of difficulties and to try their utmost for the country. Visitors will be impressed simply and unforgettable by the “breezy youth” of young girls who were eager to take part in the campaign “The best happiness is to contribute their best for the nation”. Most of them are Hanoians, came from wealthy families but they left everything to participate in the campaign, to overcome the challenges to finish all assigned tasks.
The aspects of daily life and the silence of the war are also vividly reproduced through memories, of valuable photos and souvenirs related to the love of comrades and friendships, especially the love between soldiers both men and women who were Dien Bien soldiers. There is an emotional story of a groom who could not take the bride Nguyen Thi Hong Minh because “she had to serve for the campaign”. Instead of a wedding car, they used the tank to carry the bride Nguyen Thi Ngoc Toan.