World: Mass Murder at Hue

When the North Vietnamese swept into the city of Hue during Tet, they brought with them political officers armed with photographs and dossiers of the city's anti-Communist leaders and government officials. Working door to door like pollsters of death, the Communists during their 24-day occupation hunted down and systematically slaughtered their quarry, young and old, men and women, Vietnamese and foreigners (TIME, April 5). The grim magnitude of that brief reign of terror emerged in an official U.S. report released last week.

Since Tet, more than 1,000 bodies have been uncovered in 19 separate...

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