Tells the story of the role of oil in the Vietnam War & sheds light on the murky relationship between war & commerce. In the last 3 years of the war, 1972-75, Wesseling was CEO of Shell Vietnam. The co. controlled half of the country's oil supply, which was purchased by the Amer., used by the S. Vietnamese & fought for by the Vietcong & the N. Vietnamese. Here is how Amer. oil supplies also ended up fuelling the communist armies, with Shell failing to control shipments which flowed through indirectly to the +öenemy'. The action takes place in Saigon, among ambassadors, generals, politicians, bankers, businessmen, CIA agents, spies & hustlers. He unveils the behind-the-scenes manipulation & skullduggery that formed this unknown part of the war.
Fuelling the War
DIANE Publishing Company
Revealing an Oil Company's Role in Vietnam