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Vietnamese women working in muddy swamp on dirt building.

"There is nothing secret about most forts' defenses since they are built, or reinforced, by lines of lithe peasant women--whose Viet-Minh husbands often watch from nearby as every pannier of mud plops into place. [Indochina, July 1953.]" Yankee Nomad, pp. 368-369.