BATTLE OF INDO-CHINA: Insecticide

BATTLE OF INDOCHINA

Veteran French troops in Indo-China have a nickname for General de Lattre de Tassigny: "DDT." Puzzled De Lattre asked a correspondent: "Is it sympathetic?" Last week De Lattre, informed that it was sympathetic, gave Communist guerrillas behind his front lines the DDT treatment. In a vast, sweeping movement in the Red River delta, he surprised and stormed several fortified Communist villages. At week's end the guerrillas had lost 300 dead, 600 prisoners.

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