War: Up to the Han

As the U.N. forces below Seoul closed in on the Han River, Communist anti-tank guns firing from a hill briefly stalled the advance. A company of G.I.s, led by Captain Lewis Millett of South Dartmouth, Mass., charged the crest with fixed bayonets, spitted 47 Chinese, shot down 50 more as they ran down the north slope. The advance continued.

Allied fire from tanks and artillery reached such a furious volume that some Chinese who surrendered had blood streaming from nose and ears because of concussion. On Hill 431, which had changed hands five times in battles between Turks and Reds, the Chinese...

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