War: Like a Fire Drill

TIME Correspondent Dwight Martin was in Hungnam to view the lurid spectacle of allied evacuation. Martin's report:

IN a briefing room in a former Japanese housing development a mile or so from the harbor, a U.S. major went up to a tactical map and pointed to a series of diminishing arcs around the Hungnam area. Said he: "If they get to this first arc, they'll be able to hit us here with artillery if they have any real long-range stuff. We don't think they have." Then he indicated another arc closer to the port and...

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