DANGER ZONES: Rich Experiences

"Speed up the general counter-offensive," urged Communist Author Ho Ang Tung in the current issue of Truth, official organ of Indo-China's "Marxist Study Association." "We must learn the rich experiences of armed struggle . . ."

With the monsoon season waning, Communist-led Viet Minh rebels began to apply rising pressure against scattered French outposts along IndoChina's rugged, 550-mile border with Red China. Four Communist battalions attacked the isolated clay fort at Dongkhe (100 miles north of Hanoi), overpowered its 200 French Foreign Legion defenders in a hand-to-hand fight. They also shelled Thatkhe, ten miles south of Dongkha, while other Communist...

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