BATTLE OF INDO-CHINA: Chicken Soup on Sunday

BATTLE OF INDOCHINA

Where the Giang River divides French and Communist territory 220 miles south of Hanoi, the French have a watchtower. One morning last week a sentry in the Giang tower saw a group of people waving flags on the Communist side of the river, and a canoe patrol was sent across to investigate. The flag-wavers proved to be 56 men, women & children, all French, released after six years in a Viet Minh concentration camp.

They were French civil servants, soldiers, coffee and tea planters, and their families. The oldest was a...

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