BATTLE OF KOREA: Space for Blood

The Eighth Army moved back fast enough to keep out of serious trouble, slowly enough to inflict vast damage on the Chinese. The Eighth was trading space for enemy blood — all that the U.N. forces could do in Korea. In a valley south of Chorwon, where hundreds of Reds were ambushed, other Reds slipped and staggered in puddles of blood while trying to remove their dead.

Said a front-line officer, after three days of fighting: "They attack, and we shoot them down. Then we pull back, and they have to do it all over again. They have no tanks...

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