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Bernard Fall

AKA Bernard B. Fall

Born: 19-Nov-1926
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 21-Feb-1967
Location of death: North of Hue, Vietnam
Cause of death: War [1]

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Journalist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Scholar of the Vietnam conflict

Military service: French Resistance (WWII)

According to FOIA documents obtained by his wife Dorothy after Fall's death, Bernard Fall and his family were under long-term extensive scrutiny by the FBI. Their telephones were tapped, their travels were shadowed, and active attempts were made to interfere with Fall's speaking schedule and public participations.

[1] Landmine.

Father: Leon Fall (d. execution WWII)
Mother: Anna Seligman
Wife: Dorothy Winer (m. 20-Feb-1954, until his death, three daughters)

    University: University of Paris (studied 1948-49)
    University: University of Munich (studied 1949-50)
    University: MS Political Science, Syracuse University (1952)
    University: School for Advanced International Studies
    University: PhD, Syracuse University (1955)
    Professor: American University

    Fulbright 1950

Author of books:
The Viet-Minh Regime (1954)
Street Without Joy (1961)
The Two Vietnams (1963)
Viet-Nam Witness, 1953-66 (1966)
Hell in a Very Small Place: The Siege of Dien Bien Phu (1966)
Last Reflections on a War (1967)
Anatomy of a Crisis: The Laotian Crisis of 1960-1961 (1969)

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