Tanks for the memory … 4th January 1951, Korea



This photo was taken on January 4th 1951  by a U.S. Army photographer  as the last tank of the U.N. forces holding Seoul, Korea  evacuated the city by crossing to the south of the Han River. The pontoon bridge shown in the photo was the last one across the Han and was demolished immediately after  the M4 Sherman Tank had cleared off.

Chinese forces entered the Korean War on 25th October 1950 with over 300,000 troops. Allied forces were overwhelmed and the Communists advanced southward towards Seoul capturing it on 4th January 1951, the date of this picture.


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