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18 Feb 2010 --- Vietnamese refugee family fleeing advancing North Vietnamese Communists try to push their laden scooter back onto Highway 1 outside Saigon a few days before Saigon fell and the Vietnam War ended April 1975 --- Image by © Nik Wheeler/Corbis

18 Feb 2010 --- Vietnamese refugee family fleeing advancing North Vietnamese Communists try to push their laden scooter back onto Highway 1 outside Saigon a few days before Saigon fell and the Vietnam War ended April 1975 --- Image by © Nik Wheeler/Corbis

"Even before the French formally occupied Saigon in 1859, they were active players in Vietnamese politics as early as the 17th century. Their influence can be seen in this 1790 map in the form of the massive citadel commissioned by Nguyen Anh.  Built in 1790 to solidify his power in the Gia Dinh, Nguyen asked the French to design his octagonal fortress. Ironically, 69 years later, the French burned the citadel to the ground as they colonized and pillaged the country."

"Even before the French formally occupied Saigon in 1859, they were active players in Vietnamese politics as early as the 17th century. Their influence can be seen in this 1790 map in the form of the massive citadel commissioned by Nguyen Anh. Built in 1790 to solidify his power in the Gia Dinh, Nguyen asked the French to design his octagonal fortress. Ironically, 69 years later, the French burned the citadel to the ground as they colonized and pillaged the country."

4 beautiful ladies of old Hanoi  http://news.zing.vn/Chuyen-doi-cua-tu-dai-my-nhan-Ha-thanh-post127012.html

4 beautiful ladies of old Hanoi http://news.zing.vn/Chuyen-doi-cua-tu-dai-my-nhan-Ha-thanh-post127012.html

Standard Size: 25.7cm x 37.3cm – US$35 each Large Size: 50cm x 70cm – $95 Unframed. Screen printed on rice paper. Artist: Le Minh Ngu (1976)

Standard Size: 25.7cm x 37.3cm – US$35 each Large Size: 50cm x 70cm – $95 Unframed. Screen printed on rice paper. Artist: Le Minh Ngu (1976)

1899 French Indochina Map, Indochine, Cochinchina, Tonkin, Annam, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, South East Asia, German Lithograph

1899 French Indochina Map, Indochine, Cochinchina, Tonkin, Annam, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, South East Asia, German Lithograph

Saigon Map 1968

Saigon Map 1968

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