The Fate of Vietnam's First Revolution
Against The Current vol. 154

Pirani, Simon

Publisher:  Against The Current
Date Written:  01/09/2011
Year Published:  2011  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX13820

This book opens with a vivid, gut-wrenching account of the arrest, detention and torture of two young Vietnamese revolutionaries in Saigon in June 1936 by the Sûreté, the political police who defended France’s colonial might. We are spared no details: the electric shock treatment; the kicking; the insertion of a wood plank in the prisoner’s mouth while his wrists are tied back to his ankles and he is beaten.

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