THE WAR: A Record of Sheer Endurance

The South Vietnamese city of An Loc, a provincial capital only 60 miles north of Saigon, has been under siege almost since the North Vietnamese offensive began on March 30. Surrounded by three Communist divisions, An Loc has been shelled daily in the heaviest artillery barrage of the entire Indochina war. It has also endured repeated ground assaults by North Vietnamese troops and tanks and incessant air attacks by U.S. fighter-bombers, gunships and B-52s on the city and its outskirts. A South Vietnamese relief column has remained stalled for two months by...

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