This is Compound 76, where
Brigadier General Francis Dodd was held as a
hostage by Communist Prisoners of War at Koje
Island. The prisoners in the Koje compounds were
nominally in the charge of United Nations guards
but, by order of General Ridgway, UN control
stopped at the wire.
"...These compounds are well
organized and effective control cannot be
exercised within them without use of such great
degree of force as might verge on the brutal and
result in killing and wounding quite a number of
inmates. While I can exercise such forced
screening, I believe that the risk of violence
and violence involved, both to U.N.C. personnel
and to the inmates themselves, would not warrant
this course of action..."
It was the result of this
humanitarian but misguided order that permitted
the capture of General Dodd.