BATTLE OF INDO-CHINA: Ambuscade

BATTLE OF INDOCHINA

It was a beautiful morning, with wisps of mist clinging to the jungle-covered hills. But the grimy, green-clad French Foreign Legion marched down Route Coloniale No. 2 beside their guns and tanks with curses on their lips. It was the luck of war: they had made a lightning strike into the heart of enemy country, but just as they had been about to descend on the Communist stronghold of Yenbay, the whole operation had been called off. Operation Lorraine it had been named—parachute troops leapfrogging an armored spearhead of 15,000...

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