QUEMOY: War Profits

For all its cruel destruction, the Chinese Communist artillery bombardment of Quemoy has brought one unexpected windfall. Since last August the Reds have fired 650,000 rounds at Quemoy. Armed with burlap bags, the islanders have been collecting the shell fragments and selling them to Formosa at 3¢ per Ib. for scrap. In only a few minutes, even a child can pick up enough shards to buy himself a hot meal of pork and noodle soup.

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