Battle at Ban Khwan: The Challenge of Khun Sa
|Shan Opium Warlord Chan Shee-fu (a) Khun Sa.|
|KMT General Tuan|
|Shan and KMT troops approaching Ban Khwan in Gilden Triangle.|
|KMT General Ly.|
However, at 12:00 noon on July 30 the staccato chatter of automatic weapons was suddenly interrupted by the droning roar of six T-28 prop fighters flying low up the Mekong River and then the deafening thunder of the five hundred pound bombs that came crashing down indiscriminately on Shans and KMT alike.
|Battle of Ban Khwan.|
|General Quane Rattikone Being Decorated.|