BATTLE OF INDO-CHINA: Two for One

BATTLE OF INDOCHINA

When Marshal Jean de Lattre de Tassigny died last January, it seemed that there was nobody to take his place. Who among French generals cut a figure half so dashing as the Lanvin-tailored De Lattre? Without De Lattre's dynamic leadership, what was going to happen to Indo-China? France's fears deepened when, in February, the Viet Minh Communists forced the French out of Hoa Binh, which Marshal de Lattre had so boldly taken. Since that low point, the military situation has steadied under the firm hand of De Lattre's sad-eyed friend...

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