NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)
8th May, 1952 : Allied fighter-bombers hammered the ancient Korean city of Suan today in raids which lasted from dawn to dusk. Bombs and napalm rained down on this supply centre, which was then raked with cannon and machine-gun fire from strafing fighters. The attack served as a political as well as a military purpose, coming just a day after General Ridgway, the UN commander, showed his exasperation with the Communists’ delaying tactics by serving them with a “final” armistice proposal. The raids are believed to have seriously affected the enemy’s ability to mount a large scale offensive, and results are expected at the conference table.