Interview with Tran Duy Hung, 1981

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Dr. Tran Duy Hung recalls his years as a Vietnamese medical student under the French and describes meeting Ho Chi Minh, who asked him to serve as Mayor of Hanoi. He recounts the famine in Hanoi during the Japanese occupation in 1945, and describes the Independence Day celebrations there. Finally, he describes the city’s skirmishes with French troops in 1946 and recalls in detail the 1965 and 1972 bombings of Hanoi by the Americans.