Ho Minh Sac:
Beginning in 1965 imperial American began to attack the northern part of our country. The inhabitants of this area wanted to stick to their villages and their land. As Uncle Ho had said, there is noting as precious as independence and freedom. And in order to have independence and freedom, we had to cling on to our land and our village. We had to cling on to our village and to fight the enemy so that they would not be able to invade further into our country.
Therefore, we had to dig tunnels in order to be able to fight back should the Americans dare to invade this place. At the same time, the tunnels were constructed in order to protect the lives of the inhabitants. During the period from 1966 to 1968 although we lived in the tunnels, we were able to maintain production, when the enemy came, we went out of our tunnels to fight them. When the enemy was not around, we carried on our lives as usual. We led normal lives during those years in the tunnels, fighting the enemy and carrying on with our productive activities.