South Viet Nam: Toward the Showdown?


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Across the weary, tortured land, the strange conflict grinds on in its savage way, filling the eye with myriad tableaux of tragedy. At an army camp in Tayninh province, surrounded by moldy bags and barbed wire, a Jeep arrives containing one dead soldier and five live ones, who almost casually share the vehicle with the corpse. On a canal bank in Chuong Thien province, the body of a Communist guerrilla sprawls among the water lilies. On a track through a swamp in Hau Nghia province, a young Vietnamese rifleman happily plucks a duck for...

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