Imjin river 1951 last stand of the glorious glosters campaign brian drohan steve noon on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers after chinas november 1950 intervention in the war and the subsequent battle of the chosin reservoir. The battle of the imjin river filipino labanan sa ilog imjin also known as the battle of solma ri korean or battle of gloster hill in south korea or as battle of xuemali chinese pinyin xu m l zhn du in china took place 22 25 april 1951 during the korean war. The battle of imjin river and the last stand of the glorious glosters instant articles korean war mar 14 2018 andrew knighton share facebook twitter when talking about success in war we usually focus on victories but there are times when a successful retreat can be as great a challenge as any win when withdrawal in the face of the enemy saves the defeated force from greater disaster . After chinas november 1950 intervention in the war and the subsequent battle of the chosin reservoir un forces faced a new onslaught in the spring of 1951 with over 350000 veteran troops attacking along the imjin riverthe us 3rd infantry division took the brunt of the attack along with the attached british 29th infantry brigade which included the gloucestershire regiment the glosters. For all this history the greatest battle of all for the glorious glosters was at imjin river in korea in 1951 they were virtually annihilated by an enormous chinese army that came in like a swollen wavebreaking on the shore in the words of the late sir anthony farrar hockley who served as a captain in that battle
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