MEN AT WAR: Quite a Tragedy

In a massive drive across the Imjin River, near Uijongbu, the Chinese managed to isolate the 1st Battalion of the Gloucestershire Regiment.* For three days, their comrades tried in vain to relieve the Gloucesters. With most of their ammunition gone, the Gloucesters' commanding officer ordered his men to break out any way they could. Maurice ("Mike") Harvey, a slim, spectacled young captain, was one of the few who made it.

Harvey decided the best way back was forward. He led the remnants of his company to the north and straight into enemy territory, hoping to swing around behind the Chinese....

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