International: Heartbreak & Helicopters

The shooting war in Korea grew hotter. Highlights of last week's action:

On the east-central front, north of Yanggu, allied units captured a ridge with a fine view into enemy territory, but were driven off it again by fiercely counterattacking North Koreans. Among U.N. forces it was known last week as "Heartbreak Ridge." Attacking again later, a U.S. battalion lost two-thirds of its strength (about 650 men); only three men reached the top. Soon, the Reds had the ridge again. This week U.S. forces once more attacked. On the eastern front, U.S. Marines...

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