INDO-CHINA: Street Without Joy

INDOCHINA

The French have a good way to describe a tired army. They say it needs revalorizing. Since his arrival in Indo-China three months ago, General Henri Navarre has been revalorizing the French Union army by converting it from static defense to fluid offense. For his showpiece of fluidity, Navarre chose to attack a 15-mile string of Communist-infested Annamese villages, called by the laconic Legionnaires "The Street Without Joy," because of their long and bitter record of resistance.

Navarre attacked by sea, land and air in the face of immense physical odds. High...

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