SOUTH VIET NAM: A Life of Violence

In the turbulence that has beset Indo-China in the past decade, none lived a more dangerous and colorful life than young Le Quang Vinh. He led a 20,000-man army all his own, recruited from the Hoa Hao, a sect which successfully combined religion and pillage. To dramatize his hatred of the French, he chopped off the end of a finger and called himself Ba Cut. In protest against the Geneva conference that split Viet Nam, he refused to cut his hair. Refusing also to recognize the sovereignty of the new nation of South Viet Nam, he terrorized the back...

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