New book released to pay tribute to Truong Sa martyrs

Friday, 2018-07-06 11:17:27
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"Gac Ma - The Immortal Circle" has been officially launched, aimed at paying tribute to the national heroes who laid down their lives to safeguard the homeland’s sovereignty over its seas and islands.
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NDO – A new book entitled “Gac Ma - Vong Tron Bat Tu” (Gac Ma - The Immortal Circle) was officially launched by the Van Hoc (Literature) Publishing House and the First News Company, on July 5.

The publishing of the book is aimed at paying tribute to the heroes and martyrs who sacrificed their lives to defend the country’s sovereignty over the Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago.

The book was initiated in 2014 with the purpose of expressing gratitude towards and telling the story of 64 Vietnamese Navy officers and soldiers who bravely sacrificed their lives to protect the Gac Ma Reef (Johnson South Reef), belonging to Vietnam’s Spratly archipelago, on March 14, 1988.

The cover of the "Gac Ma - The Immortal Circle" book.

Over the past four years, 68 participants including generals, historians, journalists and Gac Ma veterans conducted live interviews with Gac Ma soldiers in order to compile the book. Hero of the People's Armed Forces, Major General Le Ma Luong, is the chief editor of the multiple article collection.

The 328-page book has been published with 10,000 copies at its first issue, priced at VND198,800 each at bookstores throughout the country.