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Books contain new war material

HCM CITY — A series of four books recounting the history of the resistance war in Viet Nam's southern region has hitherto unpublished information, publishers say.

The series was officially released on Thursday in HCM City in the presence of Politburo member and permanent secretary of the Central Party Committee's Secretariat, Truong Tan Sang, as well as other officials and academics including Politburo member and secretary of HCM City Party Committee Le Thanh Hai and former Politburo member Le Phuoc Tho.

Titled Lich Su Khang Chien Nam Bo (Southern Resistance War History), the series is a huge undertaking completed after eight years.

The books' publication was steered by late Prime Minister Vo Van Kiet, who wrote the books' foreword, and carried out under the general direction of late scholar Tran Bach Dang. It carries an introduction by President Nguyen Minh Triet.

Publishers said the series introduces readers to information that has not been published about the resistance war carried out by people in Viet Nam's southern region.

It also provides an overview about wars that the people of Viet Nam waged against the French and American invaders for over 30 years, and highlights the revolutionary movement led by the Party.

The first two books of the series compile the history of the southern warn resistance from 1945 to 1954 and from 1954 to 1975. The third book deals with events in the southern war resistance history from 1945-1975. The final book deals with nine major subjects related to the revolution.

Sang said at the releasing ceremony that the books were a huge scientific project with deep political values that would contribute to educating younger generations about the country's revolutionary traditions.

He asked concerned agencies and the media to popularise the series within and outside the country, and to incorporate them into the national education system. — VNS

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