Chinese Forces Failure at the Chosin Reservoir - Page 1
The Chinese hesitated to intervene in the Korean War until after the Inchon
Landing. Party officials, led by Mao Zedong, agonized over the decisions,
finally agreeing on October 2nd to act. Difficulties in mobilizing the troops
and a further halt when the Russian reneged on their agreement to provide air
support, delayed the entry of Chinese troops until October 20th.
Intervention Begins By the 20th of October as Chinese began to cross the river, the 8th Army had secured Pyongyang and commenced a drive north across the Chongchon River to the Yalu border. Unable to reach their planned positions in time, the Chinese collided with the 8th Army north of the Chongchon on October 25th. In nine days of heavy fighting the Chinese inflicted serious damage on the 8th Army and forced it to withdraw south of the Chongchon.⇦ Back to Page 8 Return to Korean War Choices On to Page 2 ⇨
|General Song Shilun|