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CHAPTER XXIV

THE NORTH KOREAN GREAT NAKTONG OFFENSIVE

If men make war in slavish observance of rules, they will fail.... War is progressive, because all the instruments and elements of war are progressive.

ULYSSES S. GRANT

     

The situation on Eighth Army's southern front was chaotic by midday of 1 September. The North Koreans at one place had crossed at the Kihang ferry, captured Agok, engaged Kouma's tanks, and scattered A Company, 9th Infantry of the 2nd Division, at its positions from Agok northward. (See Map VI.)