• CLOSED
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  • Chelsea, London
  • CLOSED
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London

The Unworthy, Worthwhile War: Korea, 1950-53 (Lecture 3/3)

Brian Parritt

'The Bloody Battles of the Hook'

Actions against the US forces at Pork Chop Hill and Commonwealth forces on a feature known as The Hook were indeed savage and bloody. The artillery fired more rounds in these battles than had been fired at the crossing of the Rhine at the end of the Second World War.
 
As a young subaltern, Brigadier (retd) Brian Parritt CBE fought at the Battle of the Hook during the Korean War.
 
This final talk in the series will cover the third phase of the conflict when the possibility of a ceasefire appeared imminent and the Chinese were determined to improve their forward defence line by capturing important opposing United Nations tactical positions.

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