BATTLE OF KOREA: Siege of Kumsong

Despite the imminence of renewed truce talks (see above), the battle of Korea thundered on. "We are getting deeper into the Chinese," said an allied officer, "just like wading into water."

The major actions last week were at

Kumsong, the Reds' central-front bastion, and beyond Yonchon, about 35 miles to the west. On the Yonchon sector, the battered but indomitable U.S.1st Cavalry Division had been trying, against savage enemy resistance, to push the Reds out of hills from which they could fire on the rail line from Seoul to Chorwon, the allied-held west corner of the old Red Iron Triangle. Last...

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