Thursday, June 17, 2010

Ho Chi Minh (contd-1)

In England
In London Ho Avenue, West Ealing.It is claimed that Ho trained as pastry chef under the legendary French master, Escoffer, at the Carlton Hotelin the Haymarket, West Minister, but there is no evidence to suppory this.However there was some evidence which showed that Ho worked there in 1913 as a waiter.
From 1919-1923 while living in France Ho embraced communism, through his friend Marcel Cachin and claimed to live in Paris from London in 1917 but Police record said that Ho lived there in June 1919. Following WW I, under the name Nguyen Ai Quoc (Nguyen the patriot) a petition was made to Western powers at versailles Peace Talks to recognize civil rights of Vietnamese people in French IndoChina, which was ignored. Also, another petition made by Ho to the US prsident W.Wilson for help to remove the French from VIetnam and replace it bya national Govt was ignored.
In 1921, during the Congress of tours, France, Ho became a founding member of the French Communist partyand spent much of his time in Moscow afterwards , becoming a Comintern's Asia hand and the Principal theorist on colonial warfare. During the Indochina War, the Communist Party of France would propagate anti-war propaganda, sabotage and support for revolutionary effort.In may 1922, Ho wrote an article in French magazine criticising the use of English words by French ssportswriters.While living in Paris he had relationship with Marie Briere.