BATTLE OF INDO-CHINA: Amphibians of the Cis Bassac


One of the world's greatest rivers is the Mekong, which rises in Tibet and flows* 2,800 miles to the sea at the southeastern corner of Indo-China. The Mekong delta is a 100-mile-long wedge of swampland, rice fields, palm trees and mangroves, called the Cis Bassac. "The Devil does not want for water here," say the French who use the Cis Bassac as a base for operations against Communist guerrillas infesting the thick Foret Inondee to the west and the marshes of the Plaine des Jones to the east. Fifteen times...

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