In World War I, as the Allied-German lines swayed and writhed across France, the same towns came again & again into the news as they changed hands—Arras, Amiens, Cambrai, Soissons. Korea was producing another crop of such towns, won and lost in a matter of weeks or days instead of years. Pohang, Angang, Yong-chon, Hyonpung and Changnyong had changed hands at least three times. And such towns as Taegu, the northwestern "turntable," and Masan, the south coast anchor, were in the news day after day, because they were under almost constant threat.

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