Y True Nie:
There had been no strategic
hamlet in this area before. After they established the strategic
hamlets, they handed out guns to the young men. In 1962 they distributed the guns and had the strategic hamlets
Each person who was given a gun had to put up two
layers of fences, each ten meters in length. The population had to
supply all the materials for the construction of the strategic hamlets.
The regime did not give them anything at all.
By 1965 – on November 10, 1965 – the
puppet used tanks and drove the population of the twelve villages into
this strategic hamlet in order to control them. The regime was afraid
that if they allowed the people to remain in their own villages then
they would have contacts with the revolution, so they forced everybody
into this strategic hamlet.
593, On the end.