Burma: Lost Legion

They were the remnant of a remnant, holdouts in a battle that both their own nation and their enemies had long since considered over. But for eleven years, thousands of Nationalist Chinese soldiers maintained themselves in the mountainous corner where China, Burma, Laos and Thailand meet, and defied all efforts to dislodge them. When attacked by the Red Chinese, they slipped across the border to sanctuary in Burma. When Burmese troops tried to flush them out, they retreated to China. But last week their luck ran out.

Their odyssey began back in 1949, when crusty...

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