BATTLE OF INDO-CHINA: Sky Raid

BATTLE OF INDOCHINA

For the first time since the death of Marshal de Lattre de Tassigny early in 1952, the French carried the Indo-China war to the enemy.

Shortly after dawn one day last week, 3,000 French and Vietnamese paratroopers dropped out of U.S. -made transport planes and floated down on the ancient gateway town of Langson (pop. 7,400), only eleven miles south of the China border. Quickly the soldiers slipped out of their chute harness, jogged through town, and headed for the deep limestone caves where the rebel armies of Ho Chi Minh...

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