Foreign News: The Importance of Quemoy

With a crashing of heavy artillery and a booming of loudspeakers, China's Reds last week reopened their attack on Quemoy, the Nationalist island which thrusts like a dagger toward the Communist mainland seven miles away. After a few days of silence, Red guns had resumed their bombardment. Hour after hour the loudspeakers screamed across the sea to the dug-in Nationalists that the Reds would take Quemoy by Oct. 15. In Peking, Defense Minister General Peng Teh-huai ordered his troops to "be constantly prepared for combat" and promised, "We shall assuredly free Formosa from...

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