BATTLE OF KOREA: Build Up & Wait

Over the Kaesong talks fell an ominous shadow; it was cast by a massive Red buildup. Allied airmen reported as many as 1,000 Red trucks a night moving down the coastal roads. The Reds were increasing their number of antiaircraft guns (which have been shooting down an average of three to five U.N. planes a day). U.N. air crews spotted an estimated 300 tanks 55 miles north of Kaesong, poised to swoop down on Seoul along the same invasion route they used 13 months ago.

Heavy steel bridging equipment, the first of its kind seen in North Korea, was...

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