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City of Westminster in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

Ho Chi Minh

1890-1969

 
 
Ho Chi Minh Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 13, 2017
1. Ho Chi Minh Marker
Inscription.
Founder of
Modern Vietnam
worked in 1913 at the
Carlton Hotel
which stood on
this site

 
Erected by Britain Vietnam Association.
 
Location. 51° 30.478′ N, 0° 7.893′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Haymarket Street and Pall Mail when traveling south on Haymarket Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 80 Haymarket Street, City of Westminster, England SW1Y 4TE, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Turkish Gun (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Benjamin Franklin (approx. half a kilometer away); For His Majesty's Pleasure (approx. half a kilometer away); The Pelicans of St Jame's Park (approx. half a kilometer away); John William Polidori (approx. half a kilometer away); The 2i's Coffee Bar (approx. half a kilometer away); Herman Melville (approx. half a kilometer away); Duck Island Cottage (approx. 0.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
Also see . . .  Ho Chi Minh (Wikipedia). Hồ Chí Minh (19 May 1890 – 2 September 1969), born Nguyễn Sinh
Ho Chi Minh Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 13, 2017
2. Ho Chi Minh Marker - Wide View
The marker is found to the left of the Haymarket Street entrance to the New Zealand House (the NZ diplomatic mission to the UK).
Cung, also known as Nguyễn Tất Thành and Nguyễn Ái Quốc, was a Vietnamese Communist revolutionary leader who was Chairman and First Secretary of the Workers' Party of Vietnam. Hồ was also Prime Minister (1945–55) and President (1945–69) of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam). He was a key figure in the foundation of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam in 1945, as well as the People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) and the Việt Cộng (NLF or VC) during the Vietnam War....He led the Việt Minh independence movement from 1941 onward, establishing the Communist-ruled Democratic Republic of Vietnam in 1945 and defeating the French Union in 1954 at the battle of Điện Biên Phủ. He officially stepped down from power in 1965 due to health problems, but remained a highly respected inspiration for those Vietnamese fighting for his cause—a united, communist Vietnam—until his death. After the war, Saigon, the former capital of the Republic of Vietnam, was renamed Hồ Chí Minh City....At various points between 1913 and 1919, Thành claimed to have lived in West Ealing, and later in Crouch End, Hornsey. He reportedly worked as either a chef or dish washer (reports vary) at the Drayton Court Hotel in West Ealing. It is claimed that he trained as a pastry chef under Auguste Escoffier at the Carlton
<i>Carlton Hotel, Pall Mall, London.</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1910
3. Carlton Hotel, Pall Mall, London.
Hotel in the Haymarket, Westminster, but there is no evidence to support this. However, the wall of New Zealand House, home of the New Zealand High Commission, which now stands on the site of the Carlton Hotel, displays a blue plaque, stating that Hồ Chí Minh worked there in 1913. Thành was also employed as a pastry boy on the Newhaven–Dieppe ferry route in 1913.
(Submitted on October 20, 2017.) 
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, VietnamWars, Non-US
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 19, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 91 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on October 19, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   2, 3. submitted on October 20, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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