BATTLE OF INDO-CHINA: Three-Front Fight

BATTLE OF INDOCHINA

In Indo-China one day last week, 2nd Lieut. Francis Marion, armored cavalryman of the Moroccan Spahis, was rolling along Route Coloniale 11 in his tank, far in advance of his column. "Return at once," ordered his superior officer by the radio. "Give me five minutes more," said Marion. In that five minutes the young French reservist uncovered a Communist arms dump: 200 tons of American, Chinese, Japanese, Czech and French weapons, including 1,000 rifles, 60 submachine guns, 22 machine guns, 51 bazookas, 114 mortars, and three Russian-made trucks.

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