Lt. Guy Temple's 16 man patrol occupied slit trenches on the Imjin riverbank to provide early warning of any Chinese attack.
At 11.30 temple's men heard splashing. Flares illuminated the crossing site and Chinese soldiers were seen crossing the Imjin river in strength.
Temple called in artillery while his patrol poured fire into the oncoming Chinese.
The Chinese who faced them carried only the bare necessities, and relied on bugles and gongs for communication but they had the advantage of numbers. Despite the lethal fire of the British, the Chinese troops managed to cross the river, with Temple withdrawing his men to the Glosters' main position.
FROM: Osprey Publishing's: 'Imjin River 1951'
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