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Infact the real scale of the offensive by the VietCongs throughout Vietnam was not known until a lot later however clearly they’d entered the perimeter of the Air Base. Now they set about destroying parked planes and helicopters and blew up a complete lot of them We noticed fires breaking out right here and thereThe downtown had been hit as was evident from the rising column of smoke though at that time we did not know that a real battle was occurring on the US Embassy and elsewhere.
Back at the IVS home in Saigon I met with Roger who was being transferred to Saigon and I used to be to switch him in TayNinh. In the future Roger and I flew to TayNinh after we noticed a plane within the technique of bombing a village Now I did not have to be informed what those round holes were when I used to be first touchdown in Saigon although it worried me that the bomb craters had been so near the airport This was my first visible of the ugly side and it did nothing to reassure me I knew most of Tay Ninh was not a secure place.
I needed to look for another job someplace soon. Dr.Singh had informed me that he needed me to be a candidate for a submit in Cambodia that IRRI was looking to fill and said that he was positive IRRI would hire me however another supply came from Rwanda I had mixed feelings about going to Cambodia the place the warfare was over but the Khmer Rouge had strewn the nation with tens of millions of land mines making it probably the most harmful country to work in. My job there would have required working with the farmers within the countryside.
The state owned farms have been huge meaning one farm may very well be of some thousand hectaresMany tens of millions of hectares of vineyards were being uprooted to plant wheat because Algerians didn’t drink wine so there was no marketplace for it. A lot of the wine was exported to France the place they combined the stronger Algerian wine to mix theirs and I usually noticed the Russian ships in Mostaganem that loaded up wine and orangesIn change they gave tractors or other farm equipment so the barter worked nicely.