THE ALLIES: Feint

The Turks in Korea are ingenious as well as indomitable.

When the U.S. 25th Division crossed the Han last week, the Turkish brigade attached to the division was ordered to make a diversionary feint two miles upstream. A company of infantry reinforced by engineers went to the designated spot, made a loud splashing in the water. Then they retired, noisily chopped some wood, returned to the river and pushed out from shore several log rafts and a boat loaded with dummies in old Turkish uniforms. An artillery and mortar barrage provided "cover" for the phantom force.

The actual Turks on shore made...

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