In May 1890 Ho Chi Minh is born and on 2nd September 1969 he dies.
During his life he becomes a Vietnamese Communist revolutionary leader, Prime minister (1945 – 1955) and President (1945 -69).
Throughout his life he is an inspiration for those Vietnamese fighting for a united communist Vietnam, By some, he is fondly referred to with great reverence and respect, as Uncle Ho or The Father.
After the war, the former capital of the Republic of Vietnam is renamed after him, Saigon becomes Ho Chi Minh City.
He body lies in state behind the guarded marble walls, a stark contrast to his home and gardens which are close by
Photo: Ho Chi Minh House
Photo: Banana Tree disguising bomb shelter beside Ho Chi Minh House