U.S. memorandum on Pridi and the regicide accusations, 1957

A secret U.S. diplomatic memorandum from 1957, expressing alarm that Pridi Banomyong may return to Thailand as part of a Chinese Communist plan” and noting that Phao Sriyanond, who was responsible for the execution of the three scapegoats in the regicide trial, had privately said that Pridi had nothing to do with King Ananda’s death:

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