President Ho Chi Minh with desire for national salvation
In 1911, from Nha Rong Wharf of Sai Gon, now Ho Chi Minh City, President Ho Chi Minh, known in those days as Nguyen Tat Thanh, boarded a French sea liner with a burning desire – seeking ways for national salvation.
Born in the central province of Nghe An, the young Nguyen Sinh Cung, as President Ho Chi Minh was known in his childhood, spent his coming of age years in the then Hue royal capital city. In 1911, from Nha Rong Wharf of Sai Gon, now Ho Chi Minh City, the young ambitious Nguyen Tat Thanh (another alias) boarded a French sea liner with a burning desire - seeking ways for national salvation. He approached the Marxism-Leninism and found proletarian revolution was the only path to liberate the nation. (Photo: Archive)
In 1911, from Nha Rong Wharf of Sai Gon, now Ho Chi Minh City, the young ambitious Nguyen Tat Thanh boarded a French sea liner Admiral Latouche Treville, beginning his journey for national salvation. In the photo: Nha Rong Wharf on Sai Gon River at the beginning of the 20th century. (Photo: Archive)
Nguyen Ai Quoc (the name of President Ho Chi Minh when he engaged in revolutionary activities in France) attends the 18th National Congress of the French Socialist Party in Tours city from December 25 – 30 in 1920. He supported Lenin’s theses on national and colonial questions, agreed on the establishment of the French Communist Party, and became the one of the founders of the Party. He was also the first Communist of Vietnam. (Photo: Archive).
Nguyen Ai Quoc arrived in Moscow, Russia in 1923, where he engaged in several activities of the Congresses of the Communist International. From late 1923 to early 1924, he lived and worked at Lux Hotel, No. 10 Tverskava, which lodged many leaders of the working class all over the world to the Congresses. (Photo: Archive)
Nguyen Ai Quoc (first row, first left) with several participants at the fifth Congress of the Communist International in Moscow that took place from June 17 to July 8, 1924. (Photo: Archive)
The book ‘Le Procès de la colonisation française’, written by Nguyen Ai Quoc in French during 1921-1925, was published for the first time in Paris on the Communist International’s Imprékor newspaper. (Photo: Archive)
Nguyen Ai Quoc chairs a conference to unite communist organisations into a single organisation, the Communist Party of Vietnam, in Kowloon, China’s Hong Kong from January 6 to February 7, 1930. (Photo: Archive)
After spending 30 years abroad, Nguyen Ai Quoc (Uncle Ho) returned to the homeland from China on January 28, 1941 and stayed in Pac Bo, Cao Bang province to lead Vietnam’s revolution. (Photo: Archive)
Tens of thousands of locals in Hanoi and provinces in the vicinity attend the largest-ever revolutionary masses at the Hanoi Opera House Square in response to the general uprising to seize power, August 19, 1945. (Photo: Archive)
The August Revolution in 1945 opens up a new era in Vietnam, allowing the Vietnamese people to become masters of an independent state. (Photo: Archive)
President Ho Chi Minh reads the Declaration of Independence on September 2, 1945, announcing the establishment of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, now the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. (Photo: Archive).