THE ALLIES: We Are Jealous

In Korea last week, U.S. quartermaster troops faced the problem of pleasing many armies and many stomachs. F-rations, based mainly on rice, were needed in the Kumchon area where the Philippine Republic's 10th Combat Team was carrying out its first combat patrols against bypassed North Koreans. A new M-ration, which, in accordance with Moslem dietary laws, contains no pork, was being distributed to the 5,190-man Turkish brigade soon to join the Filipinos at Kumchon. Regular supplies of tea had to be sent far up Korea's west coast where British and Australian soldiers of the British Commonwealth 27th Brigade were...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

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