Tuesday, December 04, 2018

FROZEN - Battle of the Chosin Reservoir, November, 1950 - painting by Ken Smith

pic and caption via Grunt 0311 Tumblr Page!
“At about 0020…the enemy broke through one platoon area and penetrated as far as the company CP. Pandemonium ensued, with the sound of Chinese trumpets and whistles adding to the confusion. It became difficult to distinguish friend from foe. Observers reported tracer bullets were so thick they lighted up the darkness like Christmas trees. Some enemy troops made their way far enough inside to surround the battalion CP, the portable galley, and the provision tent. But once inside the battalion lines, the Chinese disintegrated into looting groups. They were either killed or captured.”

– William B. Hopkins, One Bugle No Drums

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