To Ha Van Lau

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Title

To Ha Van Lau

Creator

Bertrand Russell

Date

June 14, 1968

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jpg

Identifier

Bertrand Russell Archives, Box 10.06, Doc. no. 172416

Language

eng

Rights

McMaster University Library

Source

Bertrand Russell Archives

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Text

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July 14, 1968
Colonel Ha Van Lau,
care of the Embassy of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam
3 Trocadero Square,
Paris XVIe, France.

Dear Colonel Ha Van Lau,
I have followed with great concern the development of the conversations in Paris with the Americans. There is overwhelming evidence from American sources that the United States Government is anxious to persuade its citizens during election year that its intentions are "Peaceful" and that the bombing of your country has been greatly reduced. I am sending to "Le Monde" an article setting out this evidence of monumental hypocrisy, and hope that it will be published in Paris very soon.

I am anxious to do anything further to help stop the murderous bombing and other horrors. Would you kindly receive in Paris an associate of mine who would come on my behalf to discuss this with you briefly? I earnestly hope that it will be possible for you to discuss with him the development of the conversations and further steps which may be taken.

With kind regards, and the assurance of our strongest support at this time,

Yours sincerely,
Bertrand Russell

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