BATTLE OF KOREA: Limited Offensive

While peace talks were but a sporadic, long-distance mumble, the guns spoke sharply again. Allied artillery began pounding the enemy lines along a 40-mile front west of Kumhwa, through Chorwon, Yonchon, Korangpo, to within a few miles of Kaesong. At the same time, allied naval units bombarded east and west coasts of North Korea, and carrier-based aircraft and bombers from bases in Japan and Okinawa began tearing up enemy supply lines. Next day allied troops attacked all along the line. By nightfall 100,000 men of nine allied nations were in combat.

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