Not afraid of setbacks - eradicate the enemy - remember the spirit of heroine le thi hong gam

Le Thi Hong Gam was active with the VC from the age of 16 and died leading an attack on an outpost at the age of 19. Earlier revolutionaries, such as Co Giang, and Co Bac, were also held up as examples of outstanding women involved in the struggle for independence.

The artworks in this gallery celebrate the courage of these female warriors and shed light on their deeds beyond the odd scene featuring female Vietnamese fighters as shown in Stanley Kubrick s Hollywood blockbuster, Full Metal Jacket .