There seem to be more Aussie units than ever before in South-East Asia. Hai Phong falls to half health, and Hoi An and Than Hoa are deep into the red. The tides of refugees from the conquered cities are unceasing; in the midst of the crowds a woman screams in the pain of giving birth; the crowds move on around her. In the Vietnamese cites, the panicked soldiers fill the whorehouses- this could be their last night on the cylinder. Across Vietnam, monstrous upheavals of life are taking place. As in the death throes of a dragon, the air is full of sex and slaughter.