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French sources raise questions about the competence of his performance as an official, but there may have been doubts about his loyalty as well. A close acquaintance of several leading Vietnamese critics of the colonial regime such as Phan Boi Chau and Phan Chu Trinh, he was reputed to hold strongly anti-French convictions. Reduced to a humble existence as an itinerant scholar, he died penniless two decades later. The impact of these events on the young Ho Chi Minh must be deduced from fairly fragmentary evidence, much of which has been unearthed by Vietnamese researchers through interviews with surviving members of the local community who were knowledgeable about events connected with Ho's childhood.
Many of his writings were penned under such names, while countless others have been lost or were destroyed in the course of a generation of conflict. Ho Chi Minh contributed to the problem by maintaining an air of mystery about his life. For years he denied that the shadowy public figure that emerged immediately after World War II as President Ho Chi Minh was in actuality the same person as Nguyen Ai Quoc, the founder of the Indochinese Communist Party (ICP) and a prominent agent of the Comintern (the organization created by Vladimir Lenin in 1919 to promote revolution throughout the world) of the prewar period.
Even in China, many joined the ranks of Mao Zedong and his adversary, Chiang Kai-shek. 2 Others simply disappeared, like the famous deserter Shoichi 38 CHRISTOPHER E. GOSCHA Yokoi, who hid in the jungles of Guam for 27 years. He did not return to Japan until 1972, where he would pass away in September 1997. 3 If the tiny island of Guam allegedly harbored around one thousand deserters in the wake ofWWII, it was estimated that as many as 5,000 Japanese deserted in Indochina. Several hundred of them joined the Viet Minh's ranks and played important roles in officers' training schools, elite combat units, as well as in mining and pharmaceutical posts.
A Teacher's Guide to The Vietnam War: A History in Documents by John J. Fitzgerald