War: Another City

TIME Correspondent Dwight Martin, in Seoul again before it fell to the Communists, cabled:

SEOUL was all but dead. During the day, occasional bands of laborers trudged off to the north to work on the city's last-ditch defenses. The rest of the remaining population seemed to be mostly kids, some hawking U.N. and South Korean flags from sidewalk stands, others having the time of their lives propelling themselves about frozen pavements and ponds on little homemade sleds which they rode squatting on their haunches. Seoul's black-marketeers went imperturbably about their chores, blowing their...

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