DANGER ZONES: Alert on Formosa

The Chinese Communists last week seemed to be getting ready to attack Formosa. For two days, Red shore batteries shelled Quemoy Island, three miles off the mainland port of Amoy. Nationalist intelligence reported that four Communist armies had been moved into position along the coast under leadership of Red General Chen Yi, who boasted last week that his forces had been assigned the glorious task of "liberating" Formosa.

On the Chinese coast, 100 miles from Formosa, the Red Seamen's Union had mobilized a million tons of wooden shipping, rebuilt junks as landing craft.

Against the Reds stands the U.S. Seventh Fleet,...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!