Exhibits show Vietnam’s humanity policy toward US prisoners.
Young people take photographs of exhibits at the exhibitions.
The exhibition consisted of 87 photographs, documents and war remnants which were displayed based on three subjects: the battles that destroyed North Vietnam by aircraft of the US Air Force and Navy, US prisoners during the war in Vietnam; and returning prisoners of war – normalising the Vietnam-US relationship. Visiting the exhibitions, viewers learned about the daily life of US prisoners through photographs, showing them playing volleyball, basketball, watching films and having regular clinic examinations during their detainment.
The exhibition also displayed rare documents and remnants of US soldiers and pilots, such as, identity cards, dollar bills, prison clothes and paintings created in prisons and many objects which were made skillfully from parts of the US airplanes shot down by the Vietnamese Army, such as sickbeds, coffeemakers, mirrors, combs and clips.
According to Huynh Ngoc Van, Director of the War Remnants Museum, the exhibition helped viewers understand more about Vietnam’s humanity policy on the US prisoners in the war, educated young generations about the national humanity tradition and conveyed a message of peace and friendship between Vietnam and the US.
Impressive images of the exhibition.
Senator Sen. John McCain – the former pilot during the war in Vietnam
met Mai Van On who saved him in Truc Bach Lake in Hanoi in 1967.
The exhibition was significant, expressing the deep humanity in the history of wars against invaders of the Vietnamese people. Hans Petersen, a tourist from Denmark said: “I knew about the war in Vietnam, however, the exhibition gives me an idea about the war, a struggle balanced with humanity”.