BATTLE OF KOREA: Behind the Smoke

Aggressive U.N. patrols and tank-infantry teams fought last week against what the communiques described as "scattered delaying groups" and "hostile screening forces." North of Seoul, when the Communists retreated behind the Imjin, R.O.K. units gained several miles, and at week's end stood on high ground overlooking the river. U.N. patrols entered Munsan, after routing some 6,000 Reds who had held up the advance for a week. Chunchon (given up by the enemy last fortnight) and Uijongbu remained in no man's land, although dominated most of the time by allied reconnaissance forces.

As the week wore on, enemy resistance stiffened. Some...

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