BATTLE OF KOREA: Definitely Saved

The Communists wanted Taegu. The flat, dirty city was the provisional capital of the South Korean government; it was the main Allied supply base and communications hub for the central front; it had a valuable airfield from which U.S. tactical airplanes were blasting the Reds; it also blocked what the Communists considered the main approach to the port of Pusan. The North Koreans last week made frenzied efforts to take Taegu. They failed.

When the Reds began shelling the city from the west bank of the Naktong, President Syngman Rhee's government made its third emergency move of the war*—to Pusan—and ordered...

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