FORMOSA: Heroes' Welcome

Boat whistles shrieked, gongs clanged, and bunting fluttered from every sampan as the LSTs bearing 14.000 Chinese P.W.s from Korea nosed into the gaily decorated pier. Flag-waving thousands lined the 20-mile route to Taipei; firecrackers were so thick that the prisoners waving from their trucks were often hidden in haze. Premier Chen Cheng proclaimed "the advent of doomsday" for Communist China's rulers, and posters urged ACCELERATE PREPARATIONS FOR COUNTERATTACK.

Said one P.W. "My tongue fails to describe how happy I feel." Nationalist China, bursting with pride that so many of its countrymen...

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