Saturday, 27 April 2019

V is for Vietnam

V is for Vietnam

Massacre at Huế City, Vietnam

The “Huế Massacre” is something that took place in Vietnam not that long ago. It was in 1968 and was at the hands of two opposing forces within Vietnam itself.  Innocent people were shot indiscriminately, were beaten to death, were buried alive - it all took place over a period of almost one month.  The estimated amount of people who were murdered is about 4,000.  These included small babies, infants, children, their parents and also the elders.H

The Battle of Huế began on January 31, 1968, and lasted a total of 26 days.

"Ripple"   Jeff Murphy USA

During the months and years that followed, dozens of mass graves were discovered in and around Huế. Victims included women, men, children, and infants. The estimated death toll was between 2,800.
Here is a link to some eyewitness accounts on Wikipedia

Here is an image which represents a girl who was among those 'eliminated' Vietnamese people.

"Requium II"  Aine Scannell, UK

"OrnamenNov1"  Candace Nicol  USA

"Lost for Words"  Fiona Watson  UK

The image was created for a project organised by Paul Thomson as part of his PhD studies. It was an online digital exhibition.  As well as my own artwork I am including a selection of pieces from the Born Digital Portfolio.

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