South Viet Nam: Saigon Under Siege

Cities, like people, react to war in different ways. After a month of terror, Saigon has totally lost its old insular mood of relative peace and well-being and developed a bothersome split personality. By day, the South Vietnamese capital is struggling to regain a veneer of normalcy; by night, as artillery crashes in the suburbs and searchlights stab the sky, Saigon retreats to a mood of agonizing fear and foreboding, awaiting another Communist onslaught that most of its citizens feel is inevitable.

Half Alive. In many ways Saigon is only half alive. The...

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