Vietnam in Photos – Day 2

The War Remnants Museum, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Landmines

Landmines

These photos are from the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City. The courtyard of the museum is filled with US Military aircrafts, tanks, and guns from the Vietnam-American war, and the museum itself is filled mainly with photos of the horrors of the war.

The photos of the effects of Agent Orange (Dioxin) were especially horrifying, as were the descriptions of the effects of the US bombing campaign, and the map of Vietnam showing the areas hit by US ordnance. Having read books about the Vietnam war, and hearing lots about it in school, and now having been to Vietnam, I can honestly say that I don’t think it would be at all possible to fully understand how awful that war must have been. From doing Food Not Bombs I’ve met a lot of homeless veterans, many of whom served in Vietnam, and I’ve always been so saddened at just how thoroughly they were fucked up by their experiences. I seriously hope that the Iraq/Afghanistan vets today don’t suffer the same fate.