INDO-CHINA: Mosquitoes &the Sledge Hammer


How is the war going in Indo-China? Last week, from the Southeast Asia front where Communism is reaching for new conquests, TIME Correspondent Wilson Fielder reported:

The bull-necked French captain stood at the rail of his U.S. made LCI moored up the Mekong river 70 miles from Saigon. Along the marshy jungle bank moved a column of tough, tired fighters—Foreign Legionnaires, Senegalese, Algerians, a few French—back from a day's action by naval-ground-&-air forces against the elusive Viet Minh (Communist-led) guerrillas. Two of the legionnaires had been wounded by a booby trap. Behind...

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