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Saturday, 26 January 2008

Phan Thiet forty years ago. Memories of Vietnam

These photos were taken forty years ago. It was in the fighting following the Viet Cong offensive of Tet, 1968.
That means I was twenty eight or twenty nine at time. Looking back over the years one sometimes wonders what happened to the people in pictures one has taken.
I know I was very detached at the time. No feeling of sorrow or sadness. Fear from time to time certainly. But there was always a cold beer waiting at the camp. A pipe of tobacco in the evening.
A legacy of the war is that I always associate Vietnam with that period in the way that one always associates youth with school.

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