Ho Chi Minh, 1890-1969, president of the Viet Minh or League for the Independence of Vietnam, speaking to crowds on the Place de Ba Dinh, Hanoi, Vietnam, 19th August 1945, at the launch of the August Revolution or Cach mang thang Tam. The revolution against French colonial rule led to the declaration of the independence of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam on 2nd September 1945.

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Ho Chi Minh, 1890-1969, president of the Viet Minh or League for the Independence of Vietnam, speaking to crowds on the Place de Ba Dinh, Hanoi, Vietnam, 19th August 1945, at the launch of the August Revolution or Cach mang thang Tam. The revolution against French colonial rule led to the declaration of the independence of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam on 2nd September 1945.

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