A Letter From The Publisher, Nov. 12, 1979

Cambodia is a haunted land full of wrenching memories for Marsh Clark, chief of TIME's Hong Kong bureau. As Saigon bureau chief from 1968 to 1970, and on numerous later assignments, Clark watched the inexorable advance of Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge army as it seized power in 1975 and began systematically to erase Cambodian civilization. Painfully he remembers when Sean Flynn, son of Movie Star Errol Flynn, headed for the front on a photographic assignment for TIME in 1970, where he was captured by Khmer forces and, like 21 other missing colleagues, never heard from again. It was thus with mixed...

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