Monday, September 01, 2014

Viet Nam Celebrates 
69th Anniversary of 
National Independence Day
(September 2, 1945 - September 2, 2014)

Ho Chi Minh and the
 Declaration of Independence

Ho Chi Minh, took inspiration from the U.S. Declaration of Independence 
when he wrote the Vietnamese Declaration of Independence. 

Archimedes Patti from the U.S. Office of Strategic Services (OSS) 
relied upon Viet Minh intelligence and logistics to track and to 
disrupt Japanese activities in Vietnam during World War 2. 

Once the Japanese surrendered, Patti was invited by Ho Chi Minh to a 
meeting to comment on his draft Vietnamese Declaration of Independence.

Excerpts from 1981 Interview by Martin Smith (WGBH) with former 
Office of Strategic Services (OSS) Major Archimedes Patti, who 
during World War Two provided support to the Vietnamese Resistance (Viet Minh) 
under the command of Ho Chi Minh fighting the Japanese occupation.

The complete 1981 interview by Martin Smith with Archimedes Patti: 

Link to this article:

More reading on the August Revolution and Declaration of Independence:

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