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David Douglas Duncan


This is War!
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View of several Marines standing on a hilltop at the edge of a neighborhood in Seoul.

"After a night-long battle of beating off Communist counterattacks, [Marines] had slipped down from their hill, crossed the Seoul-Mukden railroad tracks and were feeling their way deep into the heart of the enemy-held capital, [Seoul]. At first they were only greeted by deserted streets . . . [Korea, September 1950.]" This Is War!, p. 89.