Events for Tuesday 29th May 2012
On This Day in History
Korean War: The Third Battle of the Hook ends29th May 1953
The third Battle of the Hook was a battle of the Korean War that took place between a United Nations force against a predominantly Chinese force. The Hook saw more blood spilt than any other feature in the Korean War.
Further ReadingFortune Favours The Brave
by A J Barker
All too little remembered today, the Korean War was bitterly fought out under atrocious conditions of weather and terrain. Greatly outnumbered by their Communist Chinese and North Korean enemy, the United Nations forces fought with extraordinary resolve and gallantry.
The Hook, the name given to a prominent ridge… Read more...