The World: The Mood of Hanoi: Lonely and Alert

From Hanoi, a city generally closed to American journalists, Correspondent Joel Henri of Agence France-Presse last week cabled the following report for TIME:

ON several occasions in the last few days, the B-52s could be heard "at work" south of the capital. The earth trembled for a few seconds [in Hanoi], houses shuddered. Then silence; even the crickets ceased to chirp. But then MIGs, returning from their mission, swept over the rooftops wing to wing, with jet engines screaming, and disappeared toward their airfields and underground shelters. At first, Hanoians stopped to look up at the sky, listened and wondered, "Are they...

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