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Rear view of a column of Marines marching into the Sea of Japan toward waiting boats.

[After a torturous withdrawal from the Changjin Reservoir, Marines of the 1st Division finally the reach the beach at Hungnam on the day before Christmas.] "They stood there bearded, without feeling, alone among all other men, but alive--alive upon a beach where other men of their kind found them . . . and carried them away in ships, to live, to think, to fight again. [Korea, December 24th, 1950.]" This Is War!, p. 144.