PRISONERS: Only 149 Americans

At Panmunjom last week, daily groups of 100 blue-clad U.N. prisoners crossed the line to freedom, while groups of 500 enemy P.W.s crossed in the opposite direction. The Communists had erected a welcome sign twice as big as the U.N. sign, reading: RETURN TO THE ARMS OF YOUR FATHERLAND. Many of the northbound enemy P.W.s, carefully outfitted by the U.N. before they started north, had wrapped rags around their heads and otherwise made themselves disreputable. Red cameramen took their pictures, and the Red propaganda mills called them "mutilated, emaciated wrecks."

The exchange was supposed to be a trade of sick...

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