Synopses & Reviews
This is a collection of personal reminiscences and first-hand recollections of diplomatic service in war-torn Indochina beginning in the late 1950s with the International Supervisory Commission and concluding with the last days of that terrible and desperate war in Viet Nam.
These remarkable essays throw much new light on Canada's foreign policy in the far east, and they also provide us with rare insights into the ill-fated American operations. Contributors range from those who served with ambassadorial rank to those who lent support in more modest capacities.
About the Author
Arthur E. Blanchette is a former Canadian ambassador to Tunisia and Libya, and to the Organization of American States in Washington D.C. He served, as well, as the Canadian commissioner to the International Control Commission in Cambodia, and has specialized in north-south issues with particular emphasis on Latin America. He has edited three previous collections of documents relating to Canadian foreign policy, and has assisted in the preparation of the history of the Department of External Affairs.