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Ho Chi Minh

Person  Male  Born 19/5/1890  Died 3/9/1969

Communist revolutionary and founder of modern Vietnam. Left Vietnam in 1911 and worked on ships as a kitchen helper. In New York he was a baker at the Parker House Hotel. In 1913 he arrived in London and in 1914 worked in the kitchens at the Drayton Court Hotel in The Avenue, West Ealing. He also trained to be a pastry chef under Escoffier at the Carlton, where Mae West remembered meeting him. You couldn't make it up.

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