Culhane, Claire, Letter, 10 February 1968

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to Pix Daly

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Case Study: 
Claire Culhane: Canadian Peace Activist and Humanitarian
Creator: 
Culhane, Claire
Source: 
letter
Date: 
10 February 1968
Place: Da Nang, Vietnam
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Contributer: 
McMaster University Libraries
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Copyright, public domain: McMaster University owns the rights to the archival copy of the digital image in TIFF format.

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00001369
Language: 
eng
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[This letter describes the closing of the hospital in early February 1968, and Culhane’s subsequent evacuation to Da Nang, prior to her decision to leave Vietnam; transcript of page one]
Da Nang Vietnam Feb. 10/68
Dear Pix (Daly)
Well – lost track of when I wrote to you last but have an idea it was’t too long before the fateful Jan 30th. Everything seems to date from then far as you probably known that was the night of this new “wave” of attacks – still going on.
Since which time Quang Ngai was literally under siege for 3 days with the VC (how I hate that term somehow) the NLF holding the P.O., a secondary school and another big building – also sent in 150 Rounds of mortar into Airport compound & all kinds of shooting up & down the streets and houses blown up, and child next door killed from shell burst, and tail piece of shell through the thatched roof our patio & 2 rooms riddled with bullets, and a NLF prisoner paraded thru the street, one arm held by captor & the other arm upright