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NYC - Lecture Series feat. Col. James Reid

James Reid arrived in Vietnam from an intelligence assignment in SHAPE (Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe), Paris, as a US Army major, and was selected in late 1967 to brief Henry Cabot lodge Jr, who had come to oversee the South Vietnamese presidential elections. The briefing emphasis on the lethal and psychological impact of the 122mm Chinese rockets, being fired from Cambodia and within Vietnam at US and ARVN ( friendly South Vietnam) forces prompted MACV Commander General Westmoreland to have him use his extensive French contacts to set up Top Secret "Operation Vesuvius" to detect how these rockets were reaching the Viet Cong.

A story worthy of a Hollywood movie, his activities involved consultations with high level personages, exciting intelligence gathering activities and a clandestine mission involving US Ambassador to India Chester Bowles' secret agreement with Cambodian ruler Prince Sihanouk ( fearful of a Chinese invasion of his country). Colorful graphic images detail Major Reid's meetings with intelligence sources in such exotic places as Vietnam's historic Hue, Katmandu (Nepal), Bombay (now Mumbai) and Singapore.

His close contacts with the French community resulted in the dramatic solving of the mystery regarding Chinese 122mm rockets, as well as a delightful opportunity to become familiar with eclectic antique works of art. The sum total of the presentation is a truly fascinating insight into events never before known to the public.

Date: 11/10/2014

Time: 6:00pm Reception, 7:00pm Lecture

Location: Club Headquarters, 46 E 70th Street, New York, NY, 10021

Member Ticket Price: Free

Guest Ticket Price: $20

Student Ticket Price:

Free for EC Student Members, $5 w/ a valid Student ID

Reservation Notes:

Reservations are secured on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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