THE ALLIES: Springtime in Seoul

For one brief, balmy day last week, spring came to the Korean capital, Seoul, and with it a troupe of wandering Korean troubadours whose big number was a spirited rendition of Old Soldier's Never Die. Bombed, beleaguered and beaten into submission four times in the last 20 months by allied and Communist attackers, Seoul has become the most battle-scarred city in the world; yet it, too, resolutely refuses to die. Last week the sound of front-line guns only 30 miles to the north still rumbled in bombed-out Seoul. On snowy mornings, the bodies of refugees frozen to death overnight could...

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