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The Supply Battle of the Soyang River

William T. Bowers and John T. Greenwood

in Passing the Test

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780813134529
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780813135991 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813134529.003.0011
The Supply Battle of the Soyang River

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This chapter tells the story of how logistical support was organized for UNC forces in X Corps during the fighting south of the Soyang River. Maintaining the movement of critical supplies to the front lines and ensuring the rapid shift of reinforcements to threatened areas was essential to stopping the offensive. The Chinese selected the location for their attack because they did not believe that American firepower could overcome the mountainous terrain and limited road net, which would make ammunition resupplying difficult. The U.S. X Corps was able to win the supply battle and negotiate the terrain, leading to their resistance of the Chinese attack.

Keywords: U.S. X Corps; supply; terrain; Soyang River; ammunition

Chapter.  4096 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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