INDO-CHINA: Forgotten Army


On a heavily wooded island named Phuquoc in the Gulf of Siam live 25,000 trim, tautly disciplined Chinese soldiers, who drill every day with wooden guns and wait for something to happen. They are Nationalist China's "forgotten army," the survivors of a once-beaten mass which was pushed out of Yunnan Province in the final days of the Chinese Communist victory, and made its way through rough mountain country into French Indo-China. There, three years ago, they were disarmed and interned by the French.

Last week the New York Herald Tribune's Correspondent Homer Bigart...

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