On the night heard the French were to take control of Dien Bien Phu (07/05/1954), Ewan MacColl told his friends: ... Why victory is particularly significant is happening in Vietnam but not in a land other colonies? Recently I was reading your book, including many articles by a professor of history of East and France, Italy ... Hailed a great figure of the twentieth century. It was Uncle Ho Chi Minh, the leader has to lead the people of Vietnam as an outstanding victory of Dien Bien Phu ...
The inspiration of art wrote a work on the Ho Chi Minh had come to him after reading the book. And he of the rhythm song is the ancient Saxon folk, he used to say to this is people's sentiments of England for this
The song later was quickly circulated throughout Vietnam. France and other antiwar classes.in the Songs increasingly been translated into many languages and spread throughout the world
The opening night Congress International Festival of singing protest war in Havana, Cuba in 1967, Ewan MacColl performed the song with artist Peggy Seeger, who was his mate and have received applause suggested performing
.When the Congress of the International Festival of singing protest end couple (1967) has awarded the Ewan Maccoll Song Ho Chi Minh and outside cover has recorded some verses:
in life there are things can't change
the bird not subjugated ever
these people live forever with time
Ho Chi Minh.