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This piece describes a visit to Con Dao, the infamous Pulo Condore French Prison camp off the east coast of South Vietnam but more pointedly, the grave of the child martyr Vo Thi Sau who was executed by the French in 1952 and is now a figure of veneration through… Read More

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April 18, 2019

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Vo Thi Sau is a famous martyr in Vietnam. She first joined the Viet Minh fighting against the French colonialists at age 13. At 14 she threw a grenade at a group of French soldiers, killing one and injuring 12. At age 16 she tried the same against a local… Read More
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