NORTH VIET NAM: Return to the Past

In the midst of last week's mission to Hanoi by Canadian External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp, which was devoted to private discussion about Canada's role in policing the truce, TIME's Correspondent James Wilde took the opportunity to reconnoiter the North Vietnamese capital. His report:

When I arrived in Hanoi one night in 1961 aboard a Russian military plane, the entire North Vietnamese Politburo was there to meet Laotian Prince Souvanna Phouma. I got to shake the hands of Premier Pham Van Dong, General Giap and Ho Chi Minh, who told me in near-perfect French: "Please tell the truth." The second time...

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