International: Just a Stone's Throw

All week long, anti-Communist North Korean and Chinese prisoners who had refused repatriation were herded into the muddy-red, hilltop compounds of "Indian Village" in Korea's neutral zone. As each new batch arrived, Communist officers and "newsmen" crowded in close to the fences to listen while neutral Indian army guards called the roll. Each time they caught a name, the Red observers glared ominously and scribbled it down in note pads with exaggerated gestures.

The incoming prisoners reacted to this clear attempt at intimidation with a mixture of fear and defiance. Many of them refused to answer the roll, tore off their Manila...

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