War: The Proposition Was Simple

TIME Correspondent Frank Gibney went in with the marines who captured Wolmi. His report:

WOLMI (Moon Tip) ISLAND was a rather useless place. Its only local reputation was as an off-the-cuff summer resort for the town of Inchon, to which it is joined by a long causeway. The northern end of the tiny island had boasted a large inn, complete with swimming pool, where Inchon's successful merchants could enjoy the summer breezes. After the Communists invaded South Korea, they set up a small guard unit on the island, ringed it with earthworks and hastily...

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