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There were large paddle-boats ﬁlled with refugees in their dark northern peasant clothes standing silently on the decks. Amidst them maneuvered simple pirogues that had been issued to each refugee family. In one new town a Catholic church and school were being built with the priest and parishioners, most of them young girls, carrying baskets of soil for the foundation. The refugee commission provided each farm family a thatched roof supported by thin logs on a low mound of earth. Latania- A B R E AT H O F P E A C E A N D H O P E 27 Cai San.
In 1956 the city still strongly reﬂected French colonial urban planning and Mediterranean inﬂuence with vistas of walled villas set in lush gardens and attractive apartment buildings. 2 Under lacy tamarind trees, rue Catinat (streets and boulevards were still called by their French names despite the new Vietnamese names), the main street of Saigon, ran from the rose-brick Romanesque Cathedral of Our Lady to the Saigon River. This attractive street had a variety of shops and sidewalk cafés in front of bars and restaurants.
There, on 6 July 1964 a force of nine hundred crack Communist troops (supported by emplacements of mortars and 57-mm recoilless riﬂes) assaulted the small post with its 350 defenders (including an A-Team of twelve Americans and an Australian warrant ofﬁcer). I found myself facing death for the better part of the night as the unrestrained violence of battle crashed around me. Morning light was rendered stark as it shone on the aftermath of battle with its twisted bodies, blood, wounds, lingering explosions, shooting, ﬁres, black smoke, and eyes that still reﬂected the nightmare.