Interview with Eldridge Durbrow, 1979 [Part 2 of 2]

 
02/01/1979
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United States Ambassador to South Vietnam from 1957 to 1961, Elbridge Durbow describes his first impressions of Saigon, comparing it to a southern French provincial town. Durbrow talks about his first meeting with Ngo Dinh Diem and the differences in personality between Diem and his brother Nhu. Durbrow supported the idea that the US should stand behind Diem and continues on to describe the 1960 attempted coup against Diem. Durbrow also recalls the role the Chinese played in the Vietnam conflict and the lessons learned from Vietnam. Access copy with audible and visible time code.