BATTLE OF KOREA: Offstage Noises

Along the front line, it was a week of patrol actions, probing attacks and heavy U.N. air strikes against the Reds' buildup areas and communications. In the wild mountains of Korea's east coast, 60 miles south of Wonsan, U.N. patrols moved in on Kosong (reportedly the eastern anchor of the U.N.'s proposed cease-fire buffer zone), while a destroyer-escort pounded the town from offshore. Further south and west, near Yanggu, U.N. infantrymen rested briefly after a savage, five-day fight for a 1.500-foot Red stronghold which Americans nicknamed "Fool Mountain."

Before daybreak one morning last week, U.N. troops began a "limited" attack...

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