BATTLE OF INDO-CHINA: Marked Men

BATTLE OF INDOCHINA

A Frenchman named Charles Chanson and a Vietnamese named Thai Lap Thanh were among the men most hated by Indo-China's Communists. General Chanson, 49, Commander of the French-Indo-Chinese forces in South Viet Nam, was an able career officer who liked to plan his own operations and go up to the front to see them carried out. Working closely with Thai Lap Thanh, 54, Governor of South Viet Nam, General Chanson scored decisive victories last May and June against the Communist Viet Minh guerrillas. Last month, meeting somewhere in the broad...

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