WAR IN KOREA: Little Switch

The days of lethargy, of card games and of leisurely manning of marker balloons and searchlights at the Panmunjom truce-talk site were over. The U.N. was taking seriously the Communist offer to discuss immediate exchange of "seriously sick and wounded" prisoners of war. Working like beavers, U.N. crews rapidly set up a processing center and a mobile surgical hospital. The hospital staff ran through a practice drill. In cases of malnutrition, the medical people were ready to stuff the returnees with calories and vitamins. Every available helicopter was standing by; two hospital ships, one U.S. and one Danish, were...

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