BATTLE OF KOREA: Down the Peninsula

The isolated unit of less than one battalion supported by one battery of field artillery, which was at Osan yesterday, was attacked by the best Red division, supported by 40 tanks, which were extremely skillfully maneuvered. The ratio of troops engaged was more than eight to one against the American forces. For more than six hours the American forces held off the invaders until their ammunition was exhausted, and then withdrew . . . The American forces were being enveloped on both flanks. {They} were confronted with a resourceful Red commander who skillfully applied frontal pressure with envelopment.

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