Vietnam In My Heart
Printed on rize paper.
Size “Large”: approx. 60 cm x 80 cm
Size “Small”: approx. 38 cm x 58 cm
$ 29 – $ 79
With the outcome of the Vietnam War still in question, Ho Chi Minh died at 09:47 on the morning of 2 September 1969 from heart failure at his home in Hanoi, aged 79. His embalmed body is currently on display in a mausoleum in Ba Đình Square in Hanoi despite his will stating that he wanted to be cremated.
News of his death was withheld from the North Vietnamese public for nearly 48 hours because he had died on the anniversary of the founding of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. He was not initially replaced as president, but a “collective leadership” composed of several ministers and military leaders took over, known as the Politburo.