A painting of Nguyen Thi Cao who courageously stopped American tanks ? Le Lam

Or consider the paintings and drawings of front line infantry at the siege of Khe Sanh and the battle of Dien Bien Phu by Pham Thanh Tam, or the vivid story of the painter, Le Duy Ung, who when on his way down to the liberation of Saigonm was hit by a straying piece of shrapnel which blinded him for life and who, right at the moment of being wounded, drew a portrait of Ho Chi Minh, the great and inspiring leader - a story known to few outside this rare group of artists.