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David Douglas Duncan

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Panoramic view of neoclassical government buildings flanking an empty tree-lined courtyard.

[French General Headquarters, Hanoi, Indochina, 1953.] "[A]t noon for three days, I walked into French General Headquarters here in Hanoi with an ultra-wide angle camera under my shirt, for panoramic pictures of the empty place during the hours that everyone takes for lunch and siesta. It seems wrong while others fight and die." Yankee Nomad, p. 366.