Dang Thuy Tram’s Diary to be published in France Posted: Aug 30,2010
The cover of Dang Thuy Tram’s Diary, English version.
Entitled “Dang Thuy Tram – handbooks found during 1968-1970”, the book was translated by Jean-Claude Garcias.
In an article introducing the story, Didier Jacob from The New Observer magazine (Le Nouvel Observateur) writes of the difficult but fortunate journey of the two handbooks, which were discovered by a US secret agent after he survived a battle in Vietnam. He kept the book until 2005, then brought it back to Dang Thuy Tram’s family.
The author described Dang Thuy Tram as a gentle and enthusiastic girl who was willing to sacrifice herself for her fatherland.
According to Didier Jacob, the French version provides more information about the American war in Vietnam, which is usually viewed as one-sided by American people.