BATTLE OF INDO-CHINA: Comrade Van

BATTLE OF INDOCHINA

One day in 1946 a French officer in Hanoi saw a moon-faced little Indo-Chinese looking at a book the Frenchman had left on his desk. "May I borrow the book?" the little man asked politely. "As soon as I have finished reading it myself," the Frenchman replied. The book: War in the Rear of the Enemy.

Last week the little man who had asked for the book (and who got another copy later) was somewhere in the jungle-clad mountains northwest of Hanoi directing the operations of a Communist guerrilla army which had...

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