Nation: Embalming the Legend

Americans who have been fighting against Ho Chi Minh and his forces for nearly a decade may be intrigued to learn that the preservation of a legend is in progress in Hanoi. Soviet specialists are helping the North Vietnamese to embalm Ho's body so that, like Lenin's, it will become a glass-encased shrine for future generations—doubtless including, on some distant, peaceful day, American tourists.


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