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De Nederlandse kranten kennen een lange traditie van politieke prenten, tekeningen die commentaar leveren op het nieuws. Hier zijn prenten verzameld van diverse tekenaars uit diverse Nederlandse... [Image gallery]
Posters brengen op een direct aansprekende manier een simpele boodschap over aan een groot publiek. In geval van oorlog maakt zo'n simpele voorstelling van zaken het mogelijk in één oogopslag vriend... [Image gallery]
General Vo Nguyen Giap, who died in Hanoi on 4 October 2013, at the age of 102, was a brilliant military strategist. 'The Volcano', as he was nicknamed by his troops, obtained this reputation in 1954... [Collection highlight]
In 2011 the IISH acquired the papers of the late Ngo Van. Van, who was born in Tân Lô, a Vietnamese village near Saigon in 1913. He left his village at the age of fourteen and moved to Saigon to work... [Collection highlight]
After having completed his military service with the rank of lieutenant, Kurt Steinhaus (1938 Stettin-1991 Heidelberg) studied economy in Hamburg and sociology and political science in Marburg am... [Collection highlight]
The IISH received an important addition to the archive of David H.D. Truong, formerly known as Truong Dinh Truong. Truong was born in 1945 as the son of a South Vietnamese presidential candidate and... [Collection highlight]
In 2001 the IISH received a collection of 26 Vietnamese posters, an important addition to its current collection.Interesting to note is the emphasis on health issues: five posters are warnings... [Collection highlight]
Tet
Tet, 30 January, is a Vietnamese holiday. This is why the Americans during the Vietnam War were not prepared for the massive offensive that the Vietcong started on this day in 1968. The Tet offensive... [Item of the Day]
Protests against the war in Vietnam were also reflected in Holland. As president of a friendly nation, calling Lyndon B. Johnson a killer was legally proscribed. People would get around the law by... [Item of the Day]
Ho Chi Minh died on 2 September 1969 in Hanoi. 24 years before, on exactly the same date he had proclaimed the independence of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. In this declaration he blamed the... [Item of the Day]