Letters, Apr. 19, 1954

War in Indo-China

Sir: Congratulations on your April 5 IndoChina report. I am glad to see that America is at long last beginning to realize the enormousness of French sacrifices in the IndoChina war. As a French student in your country, I have been acutely conscious of the reproaches that Americans seem to enjoy making about the "inefficient and incompetent" French war machine . . .

Thomas Griffith, TIME'S Foreign News Editor, is quite right in saying that the IndoChina war "is [still] a colonial war ... in the minds of some Frenchmen ....

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