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The Decisive Battle of Chosin Reservoir, Korean War

October 23, 2018


The Battle of Chosin Reservoir marked a dramatic turning point in the Korean War. It took place approximately one month after the Chinese army entered the conflict by surprising U.S. forces in a night attack, encircling the U.S. troops. Between November 27 and December 13, 1950, the U.S. forces broke out of the encirclement and made a fighting withdrawal to the Port of Hungnam, inflicting heavy casualties on the Chinese. U.S. Marines and U.S. Army troops in the battle suffered heavy casualties fighting in extreme weather conditions. The battle ended U.S. expectations of total victory, dashed hopes that soldiers would be home for Christmas, and ultimately led to Communist retention of control over North Korea. It produced, however, some of the most startling acts of heroism and bravery in American military history.
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