INDO-CHINA: Did I Hear a Call?


"You ask him kill bird," said foxy little Annamite Louis Ko. "He no like. He like kill big." Pressagent Louis was speaking of his master, tall, strapping, Paris-educated Bao Dai, who once killed ten elephants in three days and captured a live one singlehanded.

In those brave days, Bao Dai (meaning: The Great Protection) was hereditary emperor of the Annamites in French Indo-China. But in August of 1945 he ran into a bird too big for him—Communist Ho Chih-minh. Elected President of the new Viet Nam Republic, Ho Chih-minh arranged for Bao...

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