BATTLE OF INDO-CHINA: Profound Change

BATTLE OF INDOCHINA

Five bearded men, in rags that had once been uniforms, staggered into the French outpost town of Tienyen 35 miles from Moncay on the Chinese border one day last week. They were Foreign Legionnaires, former Wehrmacht soldiers, who had been captured by Ho Chi Minh's Communists in the worst days of French reversals last September. Told by Communists that the whole Red River delta, except the port of Haiphong, was in Communist hands, the Legionnaires had escaped, made tracks for Haiphong. They were astonished to find the French still in Tienyen,...

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