BATTLE OF KOREA: Lull Before Storm

By land & sea as well as by air, the allies were doing everything possible to hamper Communist communications to the fighting front. Near Songjin, almost 200 miles north of the 38th parallel on the east coast, 250 British marines went ashore from a naval task force led by the U.S. heavy cruiser St. Paul. While the ships shielded them with a curtain of fire, the commandos mined 100 yards of the Communists' main east coast rail line, blew a trough 16 ft. deep in the roadbed. After seven hours ashore, the British got back on their ship without...

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