The Way It Looked in 1963

by Mark Chmiel

Our fatherland is temporarily divided in two. The US imperialists are intensifying their aggressive war in South Viet Nam. Our southern compatriots are being trampled upon by the brutal US-Diem regime. Not a day passes without the US-Diemists terrorizing, mopping up and killing people, burning down villages, spraying poisonous chemicals, destroying crops, forcing people into concentration camps, those hells on earth which they call “strategic hamlets.”

–Hồ Chí Minh