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From Dong Ha, Vietnam, we visited the Truong Son National Cemetery, built to honour the war dead of the North. According to our guide, the North (unlike the South) didn't use conscription, instead relying on propaganda to encourage patriotism. They also didn't restrict the age of their recruits: the dates above correspond to a birthdate of 1954, year he joined the army 1963, and year he died 1966.

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Last modified: 2008-05-18 by giles