BATTLE OF KOREA: Little Man & Friends

The Communist invaders from North Korea last week reaped the harvest of tactical surprise, of crushing superiority in weapons. The spectacle was the sickening one of a heavyweight punching around a wispy little man who has just got up from a sickbed. The situation, though grim, was not hopeless. At week's end, the little man had powerful friends hurrying to his side.

"If One Antitank Crew ..." The U.S. coaches failed to foresee the devastating psychological effect of enemy armor on the tankless South Koreans. In the crucial battle for Uijongbu (see map),...

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