BATTLE OF INDO-CHINA: Arms & the Bishops

BATTLE OF INDOCHINA

TIME Correspondent Eric Gibbs visited a little-known part of Indo-China which is ruled neither by France nor Bao Dai nor Communist Ho Chi Minh. Gibbs's report:

FOR centuries the great Red River has swept its rusty silt into the blue salt water of the Gulf of Tonkin. On the rich soil thus built up have risen the twin bishoprics of Bui Chu (pronounced Booey Choo) and Phat Diem (pronounced Fat Zee-em). In a predominately Buddhist country and against the rising tide of Viet Minh Communism, they have established their predominately separate...

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