Wednesday, 24 September 2008
French Indo China. South China Sea. Early 1940s
Holiday at the seaside sometime during the Japanese occupation of what was then Cochin-Chine, the southern part of Vietnam known at that time as French Indo China. Probably the seaside at Cap St Jacques.
The Japanese officers mess was in the Pacific Hotel. This later became the United States officers mess in Vung Tau, South Vietnam. A frequent haunt of mine. Iced cold beer and cucumber slices (cut lengthwise) before driving up to Baria and then Van Kiep.