"I walk in," said a U.S. officer last week, moving his unit carefully forward. "The walk-in scares me worse than a fire fight. We must be going to be hit a good one in a few days."

But the lull in the ground action went on for four days, except for sputtering local fights. After chewing up seven of the nine Chinese regiments which had surrounded them, the marines were in sight of Changjin reservoir. The final crust of enemy resistance in that area was broken by fierce Allied air attacks with rockets and jellied gasoline. Within a few miles...

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