- Alias: Hai Văn
- Native place: Mỹ Lộc commune, Tam Bình district, Vĩnh Long province
- Positions: Deputy Secretary of the Central Bureau of the South, Head of Organization Department of the Central Bureau, Head of the Security Department of the Central Bureau of the South
Comrade Phan Văn Đáng was born in “a sacred land with many brilliant people” in Vĩnh Long province. His hometown used to be the center of the Đông Du movement, the Cochinchina uprising, so when he was 12 years old, he became a messenger who distributed leaflets among revolutionary youth organizations. He was arrested in 1940 and was sentenced to 20 years of hard labor in Côn Đảo until the success of the August Revolution when he returned and actively participated in building local revolutionary government.
Photo: Portrait of Comrade Phan Văn ĐángSHOW
During the resistance war against the French, his revolutionary career was associated with the South. At the 3rd National Party Congress, he was elected a member of the Party Central Committee; he later worked at the Central Bureau of the Southern Department holding the position of Permanent Deputy Secretary (1960 - 1975).
Photo: Comrade Phan Văn Đáng (second person as seen from the right) attended the first Central Bureau of the Southern Department, October 10, 1961SHOW
The leaders of the the Central Bureau of the Southern Department (Comrade Phan Văn Đáng, the first person as seen from the right) at the base area of Central BureauSHOW
Participating in leading the Southern revolution against the US, he successfully completed the important task expected by the Party and people; In particular, he completed the task in the role of an envoy from the South to the North to consult President Hồ Chí Minh and the Party Central Committee on the launching of Đồng Khởi movement in the South.
Photo: Đồng Khởi movement played an important role in the revolutionary struggle in the South during
the anti-American period
The wife and daughter of Comrade Phan Văn Đáng at the base of the Central Bureau of the Southern Department, 1972SHOW
During the anti-American resistance war, although he was very busy, he still showed his
passion for photography and filming. “Mr Hai (Comrade Phan Văn Đáng) was very passionate
about photography. Wherever he went, he took his camera with him. In the evening, he himself
filmed, projected photos… Later when he left the war zone and returned to the city, he kept
3 boxes of photos as treasures.”
(Comrade Phan Thành Trường (Ba Đời) a batman of Comrade Phan Văn Đáng)