British veterans remember the Korean War on Radio 4

Yesterday’s edition of The Reunion had Sue MacGregor talking with five veterans reminiscing about the Korean War. A familiar theme – the British troops being poorly equipped and having to scrounge off the Americans; a clip of an interview with Michael Caine talking about night patrol – trying to outwit the Chinese in paddy fields when he’s more familiar with the landscape of the Elephant and Castle; an account of how the Brits were caught by surprise by the Chinese as they watched a Doris Day film one evening; and some amusing tales of attempted re-education by their Chinese captors.

Well worth a listen.

Links

  • Listen to the Radio 4 programme (NB link will have limited life)
  • The Reunion website

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