Indo-china: LIFE IN THE CAPTURED PROVINCES

One of the larger mysteries surrounding the collapse of most of South Viet Nam is the fate of an estimated 9 million people who did not—or could not—flee from the 19 provinces overrun by North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops. Hanoi has officially refused to permit the handful of foreign correspondents stationed in the North Vietnamese capital to visit the captured areas. Thus most of the scattered reports about conditions in South Viet Nam's northern provinces have been issued by the "Liberation Press Agency" of the Provisional Revolutionary Government. These euphoric communiqués stress...

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