Boat people from Vietnam in 1949 - long before the mass exodus which followed the American withdrawal. There had been 'troubles' in the country for a long time. This particular boat had run out of food and water in the China Sea and the Old Man allowed her to come alongside for replenishment. At that time we were being warned to beware of small craft because of the number of armed pirates in the area.

This is another of my early transparencies. Unfortunately, it is the old fashioned 3.5 x 2.5 inch size and I have not yet learned how to get a good image from it. I'll keep trying.

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