KOREA: The Other Side

Now it was the turn of the United Nations to do the explaining. In four days last week, 130 South Korean prisoners marched dutifully into the explanation tents at Panmunjom. Their Chinese P.W. uniforms.betrayed their long years of captivity; they were faded by constant washing to a light robin's egg blue. Their minds, too, had been effectively laundered. All 130 refused to go back to South Korea, including four girl P.W.s in silk jackets and flowing skirts, who did folk dances as they waited their turn in the cold.

The Red P.W.s were polite. They bowed to everyone in the tents,...

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