National Geographic : 1967 Feb
Long-lived lighter, a smoldering rope fires a hand-rolled cigarette of a tobacco-stall patron. Elbowing into a bay of the South China Sea, Da Nang unloads nearly 200,000 freight tons monthly for the war against the Communists. Docks and warehouses line the Da Nang River by the old heart of the city (below). Trucks roar amid tents, oil tanks, and ammunition dumps. An airfield throbs to the ear-splitting whine of jets and the splutter of artillery-spotter planes. With nearly a quarter million South Vietnam ese, Da Nang ranks second only to Saigon.