February 21, 2024

70 years ago in freezing North Korea, China crushed US hopes of a war victory

Americans would not be spending Christmas in the States as planned, but in Korea fighting the cold and the Communists

Frozen and bloodied, U.N. forces cursed the “Chinese Communist hordes” as they trudged back south from the Yalu River. They had thought they would be home by Christmas, but the fighting would continue for another two-and-a-half years.

This week marks 70 years since China's entry into the Korean War. Beijing’s intervention was decisive: Chinese “volunteers” saved Kim Il Sung’s North Korea from becoming a mere footnote in the history books.