October 22nd, 2015
Episode 281 of 557 episodes
Lady Borton, an American Quaker and probably the only woman to remain in Vietnam throughout the American War, has documented numerous stories about how Vietnamese women fought the battle of the South and won. Because most men were sent to North Vietnam after the Geneva Accords, women were left to lead and carry out the Viet Cong resistance against the oppressive French colonials, then later the American soldiers. They were the spies, the informants, they took prisoners and learned how to fire guns. They were the soldiers and the backbone of the resistance.