American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Ho Chi Minh 1890-1969. Vietnamese leader and first president of North Vietnam (1954-1969). His army was victorious in the French Indochina War (1946-1954), and he later led North Vietnam's struggle to defeat the U.S.-supported government in South Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh died before the reunification of Vietnam (1976).
- n. Vietnamese communist statesman who fought the Japanese in World War II and the French until 1954 and South Vietnam until 1975 (1890-1969)
- Named after Ho Chi Minh, first president of Vietnam (Wiktionary)
“The change of names to Ho Chi Minh City had never really taken and the metropolis had officially been renamed Saigon in the early Nineties.”
“Immediately after the 1968 bombing halt, most photo recon flights were conducted south of the 20th Parallel near the Laotian passes where supplies passed along the Ho Chi Minh Trail.”
“Fortunately for my ego, Ho Chi Minh had the foresight to slide the southernmost of those three buildings right under my two 3,000-pound bombs and I clobbered it, preserving my accuracy record — no thanks to the weatherman.”
“Ho Chi Minh had called his movement the National Liberation Front.”
“A three-year study by the Ho Chi Minh City University of Economics shows that traffic across the river in 2002 was roughly four times higher than in 1994.”
“That year the North began sending troops of their regular army south along what became known as the Ho Chi Minh Trail to complete the takeover.”
“I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mal Skelly as Australia's Consul-General in Ho Chi Minh City.”
“* Ms Lisa Filipetto in Ho Chi Minh City since June 1997”
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