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Majon'ni, Korea, 1953. Sandbagged command post area on The Hook. (AWM 157713)

At 1.00 a.m., D Company, 3 RAR, moved up to a position behind B Company and came under command of 2 RAR. A Company, DLI, was warned out, but did not move up. Exchanges of small arms fire continued and, at 3.00 a.m., activity along the whole front subsided and the artillery shelling subsided. D Company, 3 RAR, left to rejoin the battalion. At daylight on 26 July, a steady stream of enemy casualties was seen evacuating Hill 111 and crossing the paddy fields from the left of 2 RAR. The stretcher parties were not engaged. One group of twenty enemy soldiers attempting to withdraw was engaged by the anti-tank platoon and six casualties were recorded. 2 RAR's casualties for the night amounted to three killed and ten wounded bringing the total to five killed and twenty-four wounded.

On the night of 26/27 July, further light attacks occurred but were easily repulsed and the next day numerous enemy stretcher parties were once again allowed to pass unmolested. Incoming artillery and mortar fire declined from 43,000 rounds in the previous 48-hour period to 54 mixed rounds. There were no casualties. At 10.00 a.m. the Armistice was signed, to take effect from 10.00 p.m. Orders to cease fire were received at 10.42 a.m.

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