After Eighth Army under Lt.
General Ridgway had stopped the CCF Fifth Phase
Campaign, and counter-attacked to again mostly
cross the 38th Parallel, Truman ordered us to
halt the general offensive, prepare defensive
positions across the width of the Korean
peninsula, and begin truce talks.
Eighth Army was forbidden to make
further attacks which might gain substantial
On July 8, 1951,
"Truce" talks began at the Kaesong
Conference, in what was once a Tea House with
dancing girls. The performers changed and the
dance became a Danse Macabre, as the talks moved
to Panmunjom and dragged on for two years.
Politicians Posturing ... the Infantry
The Danse finally ended with a
Well, it got us home. But who
knows when, or how, the Korean War itself will
Kaesong, the old capitol of Korea