INDO-CHINA: The Cavalryman


Only two things were known about General Henri Eugène Navarre in Indo-China: 1) he was a cavalryman; 2) he was the intelligence officer who had divined the exact and detailed order of battle of the German army facing France in September 1939. After three weeks as commander in chief of the French Union forces in Indo-China, little more was known about him. A small, shy man. he appeared to detest ostentation and ceremony. He hardly showed himself to the troops, and he evaded newsmen. Once he got into the news by accident when Communists...

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