World: Grappling for Normalcy

Giap's new barrages came while South Viet Nam was grappling to regain a measure of normalcy amid the death and devastation from the first at tacks on 35 population centers. Though some fighting still went on in Saigon's environs and even heightened in the old imperial capital of Hué, the roar and whine of bombs and bullets had faded from most other cities before last week's assault. As the toll of the first attack continued to rise day by day—nearly 4,000 civilians dead and another 337,000 made homeless—the allies stepped up relief and rehabilitation efforts while waiting for General Giap's next...

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