SOUTH VIET NAM: A Tale of Two Broken Cities

Despite the cessation of bombing in the North, a war still goes on in South Viet Nam—a bitter, stalemated war of attrition, fought mostly on the ground between North and South Vietnamese troops struggling for favorable positions prior to a possible ceasefire. Recently, TIME Correspondents David Aikman and Donald Neff visited the sites of two of the longest and bloodiest battles that stemmed from the Communists' Easter offensive: Quang Tri, capital of South Viet Nam's northernmost province, and An Loc, another provincial capital 60 miles north of Saigon. Their reports:


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