When propaganda distorts history: China says they won the Battle of Chosin Reservoir and even made a movie called ‘The Battle of Changjin Lake’


The Battle of Changjin Lake is The Battle of Chosin Reservoir.

*120,00 Chinese troops surrounded 30,000 United Nations troops. For 17 days, they fought (27 November – 13 December, 1950) until the United Nations troops broke out of the encirclement and withdrew to Hungnam.

The Battle of Chosin Reservoir, also known as the Chosin Reservoir Campaign or the Battle of Lake Changjin (Korean장진호 전투; Hanja長津湖戰鬪; RRJangjinho jeontu; MRChangjinho chŏnt’u), was an important battle in the Korean War.[c] The name “Chosin” is derived from the Japanese pronunciation “Chōshin, instead of the Korean pronunciation.[9][10][d] The battle took place about a month after the People’s Republic of China entered the conflict and sent the People’s Volunteer Army (PVA) 9th Army[e] to infiltrate the northeastern part of North Korea. On 27 November 1950, the Chinese force surprised the US X Corps commanded by Major General Edward Almond in the Chosin Reservoir area. A brutal 17-day battle in freezing weather soon followed. Between 27 November and 13 December, 30,000[1] United Nations Command troops (later nicknamed “The Chosin Few”) under the field command of Major General Oliver P. Smith were encircled and attacked by about 120,000[2] Chinese troops under the command of Song Shilun, who had been ordered by Mao Zedong to destroy the UN forces. The UN forces were nevertheless able to break out of the encirclement and to make a fighting withdrawal to the port of Hungnam, inflicting heavy casualties on the Chinese. The retreat of the US Eighth Army from northwest Korea in the aftermath of the Battle of the Ch’ongch’on River and the evacuation of the X Corps from the port of Hungnam in northeast Korea marked the complete withdrawal of UN troops from North Korea.






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