The World: The Agony of Going Home

For most of South Viet Nam's displaced population, rehabilitation is years away, but a few have gone home already under the government's "return to village" project. TIME Correspondent Jonathan Larsen visited two settlements in Quang Nam province last week. His report:

THE narrow northern end of South Viet Nam once had the ethereal beauty of a Chinese scroll. The Annamese mountain chain sloped and plunged from the Laotian border eastward into the tight flatiron plains that hugged the coast, generating white water rivers and misty waterfalls. Woodcutters prowled the thick jungle at will looking...

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