THE ALLIES: Bound for Blighty

Dixieland tunes played by a U.S. Army band piped the 1st Battalion of Britain's Gloucestershire Regiment ashore at Pusan, Nov. 7, 1950. Last week a U.S. band at the same dock played a solemn "God Save the King" as the 1st Gloucestershires boarded the homeward-bound troopship Empire Fowey. Of the original 600 men & officers who landed at Pusan last year only 120 were left.

The Gloucesters had fought some tough battles in Korea. In February they stormed and took a hill near Seoul with such gallantry that it was renamed Gloucestershire Hill....

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