CEASE-FIRE: Looking Back: TIME Correspondents Recall the War

A quarter of a century of war has produced untold volumes of newspaper articles, magazine stones and books. It has also produced a flood of memories for the 33 reporters and editors who at one time or another covered the Viet Nam War for TIME from Hong Kong and Saigon. The following mosaic, drawn from correspondents' vignettes, testifies to the infinite variations of tragedy in war and, in the case of Viet Nam, the seemingly infinite duration:

As far back as June 1948, Indochina was engulfed in war.

Only then it was the...

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