BATTLE OF INDO-CHINA: Disaster on Route No. 4


Last week the Communist high command, facing defeat in Korea, struck a major counterblow in Indo-China. Within a few days, the Communists forced the French to abandon a whole line of forts and thereby wrecked the French plan of containing and eventually starving out the rebels. At week's end the Moscow newspapers were giving as much space to Indo-China as to Korea.

Indo-China adjoins Red China, but the border has never been pegged out. The real frontier is a string of French forts and outposts connected by a road called Route...

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