Brother of Ngo Dinh Diem, Ngo Dinh Luyen was appointed ambassador to the United Kingdom. Ngo Dinh Luyen recounts why Bao Dai chose Ngo Dinh Diem to be the first president of South Vietnam. Ngo Dinh Luyen describes the panic in South Vietnam around August 1954 due to the advancing Communist forces. He talks about United States politics in regards to Vietnam, and that while it was driven by good intentions, in the beginning, the United States did not do anything different from the French. Ngo Dinh Luyen also talks about the 1963 coup and that he does not know who was responsible but suggests that it may have been helped by the Americans.