On a Large Scale

The war was only a fortnight old when the bodies of seven U.S. soldiers captured by the North Koreans were found, shot in the head and with their hands tied behind them. After that, U.N. troops had no illusion about the kind of enemy they were fighting, but no one was quite prepared for the grisly picture of systematic Communist atrocity revealed last week in South Korea.

Recapturing Taejon, the 24th Division found the bodies of 40 American soldiers thrown into long trenches in the Taejon prison yard. There was one survivor, Sergeant...

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