War: Glad to Have Them

The South Koreans, who had seemed on the verge of collapse early in the war, continued to fight in a way that made the Americans glad to have them on their side. At ruined Pohang, on the east coast, they sent a force inland to attack the enemy in his rear, while other South Koreans and a small armored U.S. force held him by the nose (as the late George Patton used to say) with a frontal attack. The U.S. Air Force moved its planes back to Pohang airfield. The Communists were pushed back toward Yongdok. Jubilant South Korean commanders called...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!