THE ALLIES: Market In Seoul

In ruined Seoul last week, TIME Correspondent Tom Lambert found life reasserting itself:

IN the shadow of South Mountain in the eastern section of Seoul, between dusty, windswept Bell Street and the foul creek known as Clean Stream, lies the East Gate Market. Here, in prewar days, was the busiest, most bustling collection of shops in the city. Here a man could buy the rice and vegetables for his family, a housewife could buy a silk jacket.

War came, and the shops crumpled and burned. Shopkeepers buried or carried away their goods. The East...

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