Winter War

With shocking suddenness the U.N. victory march in Korea was stopped, and hurled back. Driven from advanced positions near the Manchurian border (see below), U.N. troops settled grimly to holding a defense line which in some places was only 45 miles north of Pyongyang. Generals who two weeks before had promised to have their forces on the Yalu River in a matter of days now discussed a "winter war." Said one U.S. officer grimly: "I think we can hold them."

"Alien Forces." How had a seemingly sure victory been snatched from the U.N.'s grasp? The first official explanation came in...

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!