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Battle Name : Imjin

Date(s) : 22 April 1951 - 25 April 1951

Part of : Korean War ,

Outcome : A victory for Chinese Communist Army over British 29th Brigade

Type of battle : Land


The Chinese 23rd Army attacked the British Brigade which was holding the crossing of the Imjin river. Massively outnumbered the 'glorious Gloucester's' held an ever shrinking perimeter for three days. On the morning of the fourth day the order came to break out independently. Of the whole battalion only 39 men managed to reach safety. Their desperate defence enabled the UN troops to establish a new defensive line between the Chinese advance and Seoul.