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Snapshots in History: April 24: Remembering the Battle of Kapyong

April 24, 2013 | John P. | Comments (0)

On April 24, let us pause to remember the United Nations soldiers, predominantly Australians and Canadians, who were involved in the Battle of Kapyong during the Korean War from April 22-25, 1951.

Triumph at Kapyong Canada's pivotal battle in Korea

Triumph at Kapyong: Canada's pivotal battle in Korea / Dan Bjarnason, 2011.

Bjarnason told the gripping tale of the 700 members of the 2nd battalion of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) who beginning on the evening of April 24, 1951, despite being surrounded, held off over five thousand Communist Chinese troops at overwhelming 7-to-1 odds in the Kapyong River valley that aided in protecting the city of Seoul.

Watch Peter Mansbridge’s interview with former CBC reporter and journalist Dan Bjarnason from March 11, 2011 below:

 

(Source Credit: http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/TV%2BShows/Mansbridge%2BOne%2Bon%2BOne/ID/1853612345/ )

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