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  • robert-blau@webtv.net
    Anchors may shed light on famous battles Viet Nam News, 25-01-2009 A series of chance encounters has left restaurant owner Quach Van Dich with two giant
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      Anchors may shed light on famous battles Viet Nam News, 25-01-2009

      A series of chance encounters has left restaurant owner Quach Van Dich
      with two giant anchors, which some believe could shed light on a
      monumental event in Vietnamese history: the Great Battle of Bach Dang,
      when Viet Nam's Tran dynasty defeated invading Yuan Mongolian troops in
      1288. The river was also the site of another famous victory in 938 when
      Vietnamese armies defeated Southern Han invaders from China. On an
      autumn day in 1999, Dich and a friend were walking along a wharf owned
      by Song Hong Tourism Company, and they came across an unusual sight –
      a massive anchor, about 7m long, with two 1.8m-long hooks.

      http://vietnamnews.vnagency.com.vn/showarticle.php?num=02SUN250109
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