BATTLE OF KOREA: Guards Up

On the rain-fogged peaks and in Korea's muddy valleys, the watchful armies prodded and jabbed fitfully at each other. Neither side threw any haymakers, nor did either side drop its guard. A U.N. task force clanked out beyond the front lines and into Pyonggang at the apex of the "Iron Triangle" on the east-central front, found the battered town deserted, drew back again. A British Commonwealth unit, marooned in Red territory north of the Imjin when that river flooded, competently muffled Communist thrusts for five days until bridges were restored for a withdrawal. North of Hwachon, the Communists ended the...

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