IWM photo MH31929
Mammy !
But that was no banjo he was going to play.

A dose of humour before the serious work begins.

Jimmy Russell does his rendition of 'Mammy' which wasn't bad, before the 'fighter patrol' leaves to do its work. Basically that was to patrol a given sector and keep it free of Chinese troops overnight, thus prevent any secret buildup from which to launch an attack in strength on our forward positions.

Some units failed to do this, and as a result paid a heavy price by losing, then having to recapture their own positions. IE. Hill 355 twice. (An American Army veteran wrote a whole book about just one attempt his unit made to recover part of 355 after one of those losses.)

IWM photo MH31929

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