Foreign News: The 9 O'Clock Visitors

A young Vietnamese came running across the paddyfields to Thaibinh one day last week from the nearby village of Thanthuong. This was his story:

"This morning about 9 o'clock, young men and women carrying rice, vegetables and baskets came into the market at Thanthuong. They mingled with the local crowd. We thought they were peasants from a nearby village having something to sell. As we knew later, all were Communist guerrillas wearing peasants' clothes. The 'women' were young Communist soldiers carrying hand grenades under their coats instead of breasts. A few of these visitors started a dispute with a woman about the...

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