The U.S. Invasion of North Korea
  
On September 10, 1950, 43 American
warplanes dropped 93 napalm canisters on to Wolmi-do
island to burn out its eastern slope. On September 15,
1950, under the cover of 260 warships and
nearly 500 warplanes, 70,000 US X Corps soldiers landed
on the shore of Inchon, on the west side of the peninsula
near China. It was the day marked as the beginning of the
colonisation of the South Korea.
On October 7, 1950, General MacArthur ordered
American, British and Australian forces to crossed the 38th
Parallel and invade North
As the invasion force pushed toward the Chinese
border, the PRC issued stern warning against America's belligerent
military adventure. On October 15, 1950, U.S President Truman
met with Gen. MacArthur on Wake Island in the North Pacific
Ocean, and the decision to ignore Chinese protest
and conquer the entire peninsula was made.
The US-led military operation against North
Korea came to a full development, and Chinese watched anxiously
as the flames of war burned out of control on the east bank
of Yalu River, which separates the two countries with its
narrowest section being less than 1,000 meters wide.
By then the People's Republic of China was
barely one year old and the Chinese people were just out
of the centuries-long turmoil marked with civil unrest and
foreign invasion. As the U.S. troops massed at the Chinese
border, the anti-American sentiment in China grew stronger
by the day.
Such anti-US sentiment was especially apparent
in the Chinese defence force. Numerous petitions were signed
and handed in by the military officers and soldiers requesting
to engage in direct combat with the US troops.
People in Shanghai congregated
on the People's Square condemning the US aggression.
People in Chongqing held
demonstration protesting American intervention in Korean
Even Chinese housewives were mobilised to discuss
the impending war that China was facing.
On October 26, 1950, The General Association
of Chinese Supporting Korea Resistance Against US Invasion
(中国人民抗美援朝总会成立 ) established.
In Xiangtan county (湘潭), Hunan Province (湖南),
where Chinese leader Mao
Zedong was born and grew up, a 76-year old man saved
his hard earned money from selling fresh water to residents
in a bamboo tube then donated it to help arm the Volunteer
In Qinghai Province, the Provincal chief and
10th Banchan (Panchen) Lama stood side by side to raise funds
for the Volunteer Army.
In Tai County, Jiangsu Province, the students
from Jiang'an Primary School (泰县姜堰学校) initiated a project
to buy a warplane for the Volunteer Army with their pocket
The call was responded across the country and
this was the warplane purchased with the pocket money donated
by the kids, thus the air craft was named "Chinese Youth
People in East Germany donated goods which
were sent to the Chinese Volunteer Army.
People in France marched in protest of the
US invasion of North Korea.
Chinese college students were eager to join
the army to defend China.
Chinese workers lined up to be enlisted in
the defence force.
The villagers honoured the young men who
became the members of the Chinese People's Volunteer Army.
The Factories pay tribute to the workers who
went to the frontline.
The truck drivers were ready to be sent to
Korea along with their vehicles.
So in the biting winter of 1950, off they went
across the frozen Yalu River.
  
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