Số phận thăng trầm của nước Việt (Trung Quốc)

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Nghiên cứu lịch sử

Viet

Tác giả: Eric Henry

Người dịch: Hà Hữu Nga

Độc đáo Việt

Nhà nước 越 Việt vụt hiện thành một quầng sáng trong huyền sử Trung Hoa vào cuối thời Xuân Thu – Chiến Quốc dưới triều đại của vị chủ tể truyền thuyết 勾踐 Câu Tiễn, mà cuộc vật lộn của ông với nhà 吳 Ngô thù địch đã trở thành biểu tượng cho đức kiên ngoan và lòng quả cảm vô bờ bến, khiến cho một con người có thể lẫy lừng trở lại vũ đài sau khi đã hoàn toàn bị quật ngã. Vị 越王 Việt vương này, như trẻ em Trung Quốc vẫn miên man khắc ghi vào tâm trí, chính là người đã “臥薪嘗膽 ngọa tân thường đảm – nếm mật nằm gai” để nuốt trọn mối nhục hận của một đấng quân vương bị bắt làm tôi tớ cho nhà 吳 Ngô, chờ cơ…

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The war as the photojournalists saw it

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The journalists get little attention, so nice to see this piece.

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On the 40th anniversary of reunification day (04/30/1975 – 04/30/2015), I had an honor to attending a seminar with four correspondents of AP and NBC covering the war in Vietnam from the field more than four decades ago. It was interesting to hear how they covered the war and how their reports and photos were received in the US as well as in other parts of the world.Nick Ut, AP photojournalist won the Pulitzer winner with the Napalmed girl photo. His story about this photo is now featured at the Newseum (a museum about the news and journalism industry) in Washington, D.C. Edith Lederer (middle) was the first AP’s female correspondent for the war in Vietnam. The Indian lady on the far left said that she was only 10 back then and she was shocked watching the news on the war in Vietnam from India.

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What Happened on May 11th – Hamburger Hill

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IF I ONLY HAD A TIME MACHINE

1969 – US troops begin attack on Hill 937/Hamburger Hill 1969 – US troops begin attack on Hill 937/Hamburger Hill

On May 11, 1969, U.S. and South Vietnamese forces battle North Vietnamese troops for Ap Bia Mountain (Hill 937), one mile east of the Laotian border.
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The battle was part of Operation Apache Snow, a 2,800-man Allied sweep of the A Shau Valley. The purpose of the operation was to cut off North Vietnamese infiltration from Laos and enemy threats to Hue and Da Nang. U.S. paratroopers pushing northeast found the communist forces entrenched on Ap Bia Mountain. In fierce fighting directed by Maj. Gen. Melvin Zais, the mountain came under heavy Allied air strikes, artillery barrages, and 10 infantry assaults.

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The communist stronghold was captured on May 20 in the 11th attack, when 1,000 troops of the 101st Airborne Division and 400 South Vietnamese soldiers fought their way to the summit of the mountain.During the…

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