THE ALLIES: Education at Sea

In December 1949, the 7,836-ton Empire Marshal put out from London to pick up war materials at French ports for hard-pressed French soldiers fighting Communists in Indo-China. At Dunkirk, Communist dockers refused to load the ship. Propaganda leaflets, mysteriously appearing in the crew's quarters, read: "Young Frenchmen are killed every day far from their homes and country in this criminal colonial war because American imperialists want to use Indo-China as a strong point against Free China and Soviet Russia."

A Voyage with Sabotage. At Le Havre, the Empire Marshal's heavy derricks were...

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