National Geographic : 1955 Apr
+ Nationalist on Quemoy Looks Wistfully at His Mainland Home 5 Miles Away Defenders of the island routed a 20,000-man invasion force in October, 1949, inflicting heavy casualties and capturing 4,000 Communists. An elaborate tunnel sys tem shelters troops. Century plants from the New World help camouflage this beachside trench. Gigon, from Three Liols + Formosa and Its Outposts Bulwark U. S. Defense in the Far East Activity in the Chinese coastal war early this year centered in the Tachen and Quemoy islands (insets). For a more comprehensive view, see the National Geo graphic Society's 10-color China Coast and Korea map, a supplement to the October, 1953, MAGAZINE.