FRANCE: Tomorrow Saigon!

General Charles de Gaulle looked at the bright new posters and found them good. They pictured Indo-China's blue skies, palm trees and temples as a backdrop for French tanks and jungle troops. Their slogan: "Yesterday Strasbourg, tomorrow Saigon! Join the French Expeditionary Forces of the Extreme Orient!"

But the news from the Extreme Orient had more effect than the posters. In Hanoi, capital of French Indo-China, Japanese troops violated the last pretense of French sovereignty, * took full control over France's richest colony (rice, rubber, tin, coal). They arrested Vice-Admiral Jean Decoux,...

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