BATTLE OF INDO-CHINA: Rabbit Stew

BATTLE OF INDOCHINA

In Indo-China (and China), Feb. 6 was the Tet, first day of the Year of the Rabbit, a time for celebration. For months past, Ho Chi Minh's radio has been saying that the Communists would celebrate Tet by marching into Hanoi.

Last week, on New Year's Eve, French General Jean de Lattre de Tassigny, no rabbit, took up Ho's challenge, plainly showed Hanoi's revelers his intention of defending them against Ho's Communists. For four hours, squadrons of French-manned Sherman tanks, each followed by 10 to 15 truckloads of combat infantrymen, paraded...

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