Able to Baker to Charlie


The Chinese Communists are noted for sluggishness in victory. More than once, during their civil war with the Nationalists, they needed months after a successful offensive to mount a new one. Last week, having failed to destroy the U.N. forces in Korea, they were moving slowly down the central mountains, with oxcarts and Bactrian (two-humped) camels in their supply trains. Lieut. General Walton Walker's Eighth Army was braced for a blow, but at week's end the Chinese had failed to deliver it. At Hungnam, on the east coast, 60,000 men of Major General Edward M. Almond's X Corps were being...

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