Vaïn Phuùc Village echoes President Hoà's call to rise up in fight for independence
Located on the outskirts of the capital, a village usually known for its handicraft trade was the setting for a momentous uprising against the French colonialists masterminded by the country’s revolutionary father.
Located on the outskirts of the capital, a village usually known for its handicraft trade was the setting for a momentous uprising against the French colonialists masterminded by the country's revolutionary father.
Vaïn Phuùc Village in Haø Ñoâng District of Haø Noäi City is renowned for its traditional craft of silk weaving.
But during Vieät Nam's war against the French, the village, today known as Vaïn Phuùc Ward, was also identified with critical points in the nation's history.
It served as a safety zone for top leaders of the Communist Party and was a launching pad for the nationwide uprising of 1945. It was also the place where President Hoà Chí Minh lived and worked for a while prior to the war of resistance. It was during his stay in this village that he wrote The Call for Nationwide War of Resistance.
Vaïn Phuùc's villagers have maintained a tradition of patriotism and have actively participated in the revolutionary movement since the early days.
During the Democratic Front period (1936-1939), the village was a safe area for North Vieät Nam's Party Committee, as it welcomed a number of senior leaders such as Party General Secretary Nguyeãn Vaên Cöø, Tröôøng Chinh, Hoaøng Vaên Thuï and Hoaøng Quoác Vieät.
In the days of the August 1945 Revolution, Vaïn Phuùc was one of the first places to stage an uprising before the nationwide General Uprising.
According to the Party Committee's guidelines, on August 16, 1945, the Committee assigned two armed units to guard the village and engage the enemy around it. The Committee also deployed a unit consisting of three armed groups to arrest reactionaries.
The uprising was carried out quickly. After about half an hour, stooges of the enemy were arrested and had to submit documents and seals of the old regime to the revolution force.
The night of August 16 was a historic moment, and the whole village was awake. By early next morning, Vaïn Phuùc had seized power and yellow-star red flags were hung in every lane and hamlet of the village.
Slogans like "Freedom, independence", "Defeat the Japanese fascists and henchmen" and "Support Vieät Minh and the revolutionary Government" were displayed at the yard of the communal house,