Do Thi Bay:
Although the enemy put me under constant observation, I was nevertheless able to act as a courier, carrying letters, documents and books and pamphlets from one village to another. Sometimes I had to disguise myself as an excrement collector, as a person who irrigated the paddyfields and as a harrower, wearing tattered clothes, rolling my pants up and leading a cow or a buffalo along.
Secret messages had to be passed on by word of mouth. In that event, I had to use a code name and not my real name. Although the French had many military posts around the area and although these posts were full of white Frenchmen and black Frenchmen, our cadres always managed to get into the village and carried out their activities. This was because the village inhabitants protected them.
Sometimes, when the cadres could not come back into the village, we had to bring riceballs to tell in the fields. They were hiding in the tunnels or in the bushes. Besides transmitting messages of the Party and passing on books and pamphlets, I also working on those people who followed the French and killed their own compatriots to make them come back to the fold, to help defend the country.
Whenever our people got exposed, the French came by immediately and burnt down their houses, chopped off their heads and then hanged these heads up on bamboo stakes in the middle of the road and at intersections in order to intimidate the passers by. But we were unyielding, and we went ahead with our activities.