Re: [sixties-l] Tourane Viet Nam (fwd)

From: Ted Morgan (
Date: Tue Feb 13 2001 - 10:17:43 EST

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    There are, I'm sure, excellent documentary sources (starting with the Pentagon
    papers), but I believe that this may be the visit that occasioned Dulles' offer
    to the French foreign minister (Mendes-France?) of 2 US atomic bombs for French
    use in Indochina. That offer is documented on film in an interview with
    Mendes-France in the movie, Hearts and Minds.
    Ted Morgan

    PS to the list: thanks to Jeff Apfel for his appropriately funny account of
    'stealing this video,' but also for his thoughtful reflections on the movie. wrote:

    > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
    > Date: Sun, 11 Feb 2001 23:30:44 EST
    > From:
    > To:
    > Subject: Tourane Viet Nam
    > I was sent to Viet Nam 1954 to assist the French Air Force. While there IKE
    > sent John Foster Dulles with a group of high ranking military and civilian
    > personnel to determine if a war could be won, as we now know the answer was
    > no. Do yo have any info on this

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