Ho Chi Minh, London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Sieni
N 51° 30.474 W 000° 07.890
30U E 699057 N 5710209
Quick Description: Vietnamese Communist leader, who worked in a hotel on this site during his time in London in 1913.
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 6/9/2008 5:41:35 AM
Waymark Code: WM3Z4M
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member deano1943
Views: 29

Long Description:

Ho Chi Minh was the Vietnamese Communist leader who led Vietnamese nationalist forces against French colonial rule. He was president of North Vietnam when the USA became involved in the Vietnam war.[1]

The plaque is on the wall of the New Zealand embassy, which now stands on the site of the former Carlton Hotel where Ho Chi Minh worked during his time in London, in 1913 [2].

The plaque reads:
Founder of modern Vietnam
Worked in 1913 at the Carlton Hotel which stood on this site.

  1. Spartacus Educational
  2. BBC News item
Blue Plaque managing agency: Britain Vietnam Association

Individual Recognized: Ho Chi Minh

Physical Address:
80 Haymarket
London, London UK

Web Address: [Web Link]

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