BATTLE OF KOREA: Fearful Beating

The Chinese Communists called for their old touchdown play. Hoping again to split the U.S. Eighth Army by smashing through its center, they pushed 100,000 men against a 20-mile front in mountainous central Korea.

This time the play did not click. U.N. troops gave up unimportant sectors, but held where they had to, as at Chipyong. Then General Ridgway shifted his strength eastward from Seoul. The U.N. line snapped back. Armored counterattacks relieved Chipyong, smashed north from Wonju. North of Ichon, U.N. troops bashed in the west flank of the Red drive.

By Friday the Chinese attack was spent and broken....

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