Detritus of War
The Army Museum – 28A Dien Bien Phu
(Closed Monday and Fridays and at lunch from 11:30-1:00)
After walking or jogging past the museum almost everyday, we finally managed to visit on a sunny Sunday afternoon. The hound stayed at home – too young to really understand…
The Museum follows the military history of Vietnam. First fending off the Chinese again and again, then the resistance and eventual defeat of the French, and finally the war against the Americans and the South, leading to the Unification of the country in 1975.
It is quite an old-fashioned museum but interesting none the less. The downed and captured planes are particularly striking as is a monument made up of various detritus behind which are a collection of cluster bombs…
There are fantastic views from the flag tower.