Foreign News: Battle Piece

TIME Correspondent Robert Doyle toured the Suchow battlefield. His report:

The fine loess dust on the rutted dirt road from Suchow to the front, 25 miles to the east, was churned by our jeep into a long brown cloud which hung in the still air. We could hear the distant thump of artillery and the crunch of aerial bombs. Ahead and in some hills to the south, puffs of white billowed where shells and bombs found targets. In a village which had been retaken from the Communists the day before, an old peasant woman...

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