War: THE BATTLE OF NO NAME RIDGE

TIME Correspondent James Bell was with the U.S. Marines on the Naktong front last week. His report:

NO NAME RIDGE is a barren, useless place with a few scrub bushes and a patch of reddish soil in the center, the result of a landslide in some forgotten rainy season. To the right, a dark gully scars its side. It is called No Name Ridge for the quite straightforward reason that it has no name. But No Name Ridge will not be forgotten by the U.S. Marine Corps.

Early one morning last week, a U.S. Marine assault force prepared to storm No Name Ridge....

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