Battle of Chosin Reservoir
The Battle of Chosin Reservoir
began on November 26
during the Korean War
in the mountains of North Korea
forces, mainly the U.S. 1st Marine
Division and the U.S. 7th Infantry Division, and units of the Ninth Army Group of the Chinese People's Liberation Army
(or Chinese Communist Forces (CCF)).
Around 20,000 UN troops clashed with 200,000 Chinese soldiers. In extremely fierce fighting that lasted until December 11, there were 15,000 UN casualties (7,500 to cold related injuries) and possibly 40,000 Chinese casualties as the UN forces were badly mauled in their retreat to Hungnam.