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  • #16
    Lirelou,fantastic input!
    I love this kinda stories,first person accounts,completely ignored by the Great History.
    Merci beaucoup pour le partage !
    That rug really tied the room together

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    • #17
      Originally posted by lirelou View Post
      ...according to Jean Carpentier, a member of the crew. His account is contained in "Les Soldats Perdus: Prisonniers en Indochine 1945 - 1954, published in France by Indo Editions.
      Shaun,

      Thank God, you can read French.

      Cheers,
      Dan.
      So long as men worship the Caesars and Napoleons, Caesars and Napoleons will duly rise and make them miserable.

      Aldous Huxley: Ends and Means (1937)

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      • #18
        Dan, when you're a teenager in Northern Maine, and you want to go out with hot girls named Doucette, Blanchette, Mius, Belanger, and Michaud, you learn real quick! (Oh, and the MacKensies from Grand Falls NB, francophone sexy redheads with Latin eyes).

        We had a captain in the MIKE Force who's father had been stationed in Saigon during the 50s with the MAAG. It was a family tour then, and as a teenager he went to some High School that included upper class Vietnamese girls. He could damned well speak some Vietnamese other than the standard GI "Troi duc oi, Anh yeu em beaucoup" (OMG, I love you too many) variety. Probably the same motivator.

        Now, if you'd grown up near Riviere du Loup (Hot, Hot, Hot), you'd put us all to shame.
        dit: Lirelou

        Phong trần mài một lưỡi gươm, Những loài giá áo túi cơm sá ǵ!

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