With the Chinese forces rapidly advancing, Captain Peter Ormrod of the 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars led the Hussars rear-guard along Route 11 following the retreating 29th brigade.
The Chinese were rapidly closing in and Ormrod spotted a Chinese ambush at an S-curve further down the road.
Ormrod ordered his tanks to bypass the Chinese and cut across the paddy fields, only for his own tank to become stuck in a drainage ditch.
With Chinese soldiers rushing forward and climbing onto the immobilised Centurion tank, another commander radioed Ormrod to close his hatch and take cover. The other Centurion fired its machine-gun at Ormrod's tank, killing and driving off the remaining enemy soldiers.
Ormrod's driver eventually managed to reverse out of the ditch and his tanks made good their escape, just in time as the Chinese occupied the valley behind them.
FROM: Osprey Publishing's: 'Imjin River 1951'
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