The story happens in the Korean War (1951-1953)In the autumn of 1952, the American troops launched a large-scale attack by the border between South Korea and North Korea while the ...
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The story happens in the Korean War (1951-1953)In the autumn of 1952, the American troops launched a large-scale attack by the border between South Korea and North Korea while the Sino-American negotiation at Banmen Dian adjourned. The American representatives meant to steer clear of the futile negotiation by dispatching their troops to occupy Shanggangling Mount and Wesheng Shan Mountain. In that case, Zhang Zhong Fa, a company commander of Chinese Voluntary Army, led his troops to guard Shanggangling Mount. In an extreme difficult situation, they held on to guarding the position in 24 days and succeeded in dragging the force of the enemy so that the Chinese main forces were in an advantage situation to defeat the enemy. The American were forced to resume the negotiation and sign their names on the armistice paper. Written by
An accurate depiction of tunnel warfare adopted by Chinese as a countermeasure to mitigate the advantage of firepower of UN. The top of the ridge was shortened by ten feet, blown off by UN bombardment. After the final Chinese withdraw from North Korea in 1958, North Korean gave one of the branch from the only surviving tree on the ridge as a memorial gift. (The survive of this single tree is a miracle). More than a quarter century later, when USA military delegation visited China, they saw this broken branch at the People's Liberation Army museum display, and the head of the USA delegation said concluded that "War is brutal and should be avoided."
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