New edition of Dang Thuy Tram’s diary released
June 26, 2008
|New edition of Dang Thuy Tram’s diary released|
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VietNamNet Bridge – A new edition of the diary of Dang Thuy Tram – a female Vietnamese doctor who worked on the front lines and died in southern battlefield during the Vietnam War – has been released.
The 27 th edition was corrected and complemented following closely the original copy, offering readers a better understanding of the life of Tram, 24, who was working at the battlefield hospital in Quang Ngai Province for two years until she was killed by the US troops.
The diary is a vivid proof of the war in which the young girl lived and struggled in the hardship months of one of the fiercest wars in the 20th century. The book is also a song of hopes and love for life.
After coming to light in 2006, the diary became a media sensation in Vietnam. It was a Vietnamese best seller and a cultural phenomenon – appearing as excerpts in newspapers and inspiring a documentary film.
More than 450,000 copies of the diary have been sold in Vietnam and the book has been translated into 12 languages around the world.
The diary was found by an American soldier and returned some 30 years later to Tram’s family in Hanoi.