Foreign News: Wary Peace

Truce is not something front-line soldiers are trained for; the feeling was strange. Across the front, the Chinese and North Koreans had their orders; they worked hard to convince the U.N. soldiers that the armistice was an occasion for fun & frolic.

At T-Bone Hill, the Reds built an arch of evergreen boughs, invited the G.I.s to "come on over and we will walk through the arch as brothers." At Arsenal Hill. Chinese banged pans, shuffled through the Yangko (harvest dance), while a man's voice, in good English, boomed over the loudspeaker: "Hello, G.I....

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