OBSERVATIONS IN HANOI IN LATE MAY 1967

Created: 7/5/1967

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(SUMMARY: 'IN LATE MAY7 TANKS WERE USED INARTILLERY POSITIONS IN THE HANOI AREA. PETROLEUM CANS WERE SEEN FREQUENTLY IN THE FREIGHT TRAINS. ALTHOUGH FOOD RATIONING CONTINUED, PRICES ON SOME ITEMS HAD BEEN REDUCED AND GOODS APPEARED PLENTIFUL.)

EDIUM-SIZE TANKS SERVING AS ANTIAIRCRAFT EMPLACEMENTS WERE STATIONED ALONG THE BANKARGE

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HEALTHS STEEL RAILROAD SPAN OUTSIDE HANOI. EACH TANK PULLED AN ANTIAIRCRAFT GUN MOUNTEDHEELED IN ADDITION TO ITS OWN CANNON EACH TANKE BARRELLED ANTIAIRCRAFT GUN PROTRUDING FROM THE TURRET OPENING.

OF FREI1HT CARS IN HANOISINCE LAST YEAR. IN ADDITION TO A

LOCOMOTIVE IN. FRONT EACH KREI3KT TRAIN HAD ANOTHER LOCOMOTIVE. PETROLEUM CARS WERE SEEN. FREQUENTLY.

ITEMS WERE APPARENTLY PLENTIFUL AND PRICES ON

GOODSHOLE SEEMED TO HAVE DECREASED. FOR EXAMPLE, THE

PRICE OF RICE, WHICH WAS RATIONED, HAD BEEN REDUCED ABOUT TEN PER CENT. SIMILAR PRICE DECREASES WERE NOTED FOR SUCK ITEMS AS SOY SAUCE, MEDICAL GOODS AND BEAN MASH.ACCINES FOR CHOLERA AND TYPHUS WEREPRODUCED FOR USE IN THE NORTH AS WELL AS IN THE SOUTH.

.URING THE PERIOD AY NO SOMB DAMAGE WAS NOTEDN THE AREA OF HANOI GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS OR TO PRESIDENT HO "iriCHi WIN'S QUARTERS.jNOR;WAS THERE EVIDENCE OF BOMBING AT

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NORTH OF HANOI WHERE THE FOLLOWING

AIRCRAFT WEREWIN ENGINE MILITARY PLANE, ABOUT

HAKI-COLORED MILITARY.HELICOPTERS AND FIVE OR SIX CIVILIAN

CRAFT.

A FAIRLY LARGE SIZE AUTOMOBILE REPAIR PLANT SITUATED SOUTH OF THE FANCHIMU (PHONETIC) HOTEL APPEARED TO HAVE EVACUATED'ITS MAJOR FACILITIES AND WAS CONCENTRATING PRIMARILY ON MINOR REPAIRS. TWO OTHERORY BUILDINGS LOCATED SOUTH OF THE HOTEL HAD BEEN EVACUATED AND WERE VACANT.!

CHINESE WERE SEEN IN VARIOUS PARTS OF HANOI. FIVE OR SIX HAD QUARTERS IN THE FANCHIMU HOTEL. THEY WOULD DEPART INRJING, RETURN AT NOON AND LEAVE LATE IN THEFOR SOME UNKNOWN DESTINATION. THEIR MISSION IN HANOI

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WAS NOT KNOWN.

WORKERS WEREER CENT OF THEIR PAY TO THE GOVERNMENT ,PRODUCTION HAS GREATLY INCREASED IN RECENT MONTHS.

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