Images and quotes from Uprooted and elsewhere, 1935-1975
[Spoiler Alert: There be spoilers!]
As they approached the grand opera house the puller turned around to see the look of wonder on Tung's face. It was Hanoi's most opulent building, and a French emblem of their mission civilisatrice - to bring culture and progress to their Asian protectorate.
“How many Vietnamese do you think can afford to see the opera?” Que remarked.
In order to protect the fruits of the revolution and smash their encroaching operations, our only recourse was revolutionary violence.
Van Tien Dung