Planning an attack. Photo provided by George Burchett

For the next 14 issues, Word is presenting excerpts from Wilfred Burchett’s seminal account of the American War. A close friend of Ho Chi Minh, Burchett was the only westerner to be embedded with the Viet Cong frontlines in the early 1960s. This work was written in 1964

On the trail of inspiration, some brave souls head abroad for a different perspective and numerous cups of coffee. Words by Katie Jacobs. Photos by David Harris

The Peranakan Museum in Singapore

The mixed race Asians of the past known as the Straits Chinese or Peranakans were mainly Chinese-Malay. Today’s mixed-race Asians are a bit of everything. Words by Nick Ross. Photos by Kyle Phanroy

Chapter 1: Down From the Highlands
For the next 15 issues, Word is proud to present excerpts from Wilfred Burchett’s seminal account of the American War. A close friend of Ho Chi Minh, Burchett was the only westerner to be embedded with the Viet Cong frontlines in the early 1960s. This work was written in 1964

Lucky Numbers

In Vietnam, there is an obsession with lucky numbers, unlucky numbers, bad dates and good dates. Derek Milroy admits he is also bewitched. Photo by Kyle Phanroy

The Last Call

Big, bulky and influenced by Asian design styles, Harmony Necklaces are the work of Dror Lam. Photo by Alexandre Garel

One Too Many

A corpse buried in a garden in Saigon leads to the discovery of three more and the unveiling of a long kept secret. Story by Rob Marsh. Illustration by Richie Fawcett

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