War: Stalled

On Thanksgiving Day, U.S. troops in the front lines ate turkey with trimmings, some of it delivered by airdrop. Next day, at 8 a.m., the big push got rolling. At first, enemy resistance was so negligible that some soldiers who had had no chance for a feast the day before because they were on the move sat down and gorged themselves on the fine holiday meal sent up by the quartermasters.

The attack sector extended some 70 miles across Korea's waist eastward from a point on the Yellow Sea below Chongju. The U.S. 2nd, 24th and 25th Divisions jumped off, alongside the...

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