Vietnamese Army Photos of Liberation

Vietnam is commemorating the 40th anniversary of the invasion of Cambodia and overthrow of the Khmer Rouge regime. Although initial victory was swift, a 10 year occupation and bloody guerrilla war cost around 30,000 or more Vietnamese lives.

These photos were taken during the first months of the liberation campaign.


On January 7, 1979, Cambodian revolutionary armed forces and Vietnamese volunteer soldiers liberated Phnom Penh capital (Photo:VNA

People of Ratanakiri province in northeastern Cambodia welcome Cambodian revolutionary armed forces and Vietnamese volunteer soldiers (Photo:VNA)

The mass graves of innocent civilians who were killed under the Khmer Rouge genocidal regime were discovered after the liberation day January 7, 1979 in Choeung Ek, about 17km south of PhnomPenh (Photo:VNA)

Vietnamese and Cambodian troops protect Angkor Wat temple (July 1982) (Photo:VNA)

Cambodian revolutionary armed forces and Vietnam volunteer soldiers coordinate to improve combat techniques (Photo:VNA)

Cambodian revolutionary armed forces and Vietnam volunteer soldiers coordinate to improve combat techniques (Photo:VNA)


Vietnamese and Cambodian female soldiers share joys (Photo:VNA)


Khmer Rouge troops at the Ta Sanh base surrender to the revolutionary Cambodian army and the Vietnamese volunteer soldiers after the base was occupied , March 28, 1979 (Photo:VNA)

Under the Pol Pot regime – Ieng Sary, Tuol Sleng High School in Phnom Penh was turned into a prison named S.21, which became a place of imprisonment, torture and execution of those who were considered against the regime (Photo:VNA)
On January 7, 1979, the Kampuchean United Front for National Salvation with the support of the people, along with the great and timely help of Vietnamese volunteer soldiers overthrew the Khmer Rouge genocidal regime, bringing a bright future to the country (Photo:VNA)

On January 7, 1979, the Kampuchean United Front for National Salvation with the support of the people, along with the great and timely help of Vietnamese volunteer soldiers overthrew the Khmer Rouge genocidal regime, bringing a bright future to the country (Photo:VNA)

Source: Vietnamplus

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