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TURKIJE

 

De Turkse Brigade (5190 sterkte) arriveerden in Korea op 17 Oktober 1950 en werd ingelijfd bij de 25ste US Infanterie Divisie. De Brigade werd aanzien als een der beste gevechtseenheden tijdens de Koreaanse Oorlog. Talrijke Amerikaanse vermeldingen vernoemen meermaals de dapperheid en de gevechtskracht van de Turkse Brigade. Generaal Mac Arthur schreef over hen:

De Turken zijn de helden van de helden. Niets is onmogelijk voor de Turkse Brigade!!!

Bijdrage van de Vereniging van de Turkse Veteranen ( alleen in het engels voorlopig)

The Turks in the Korean War

http://www.koreaatourofduty.com/TurkishForces.html

(The Turkish perspective from "The Korean War -- a short history by the Turkish War Veterans Association.)

The Turkish Brigade has been the subject of the world's praise, by showing a very superior combat capability which provided our state with honor through the successes it won one after another during the three year period of blood and fire starting from the hardest and most critical moment it entered the battlefield until the signing of the "Ceasefire" agreement. Because addressing all the battles of the Turkish Brigades, however briefly, will extend the subject, we will just suffice to list the battles fought and briefly address the most important ones.

The Turkish brigades, between the dates of November 1950 and July 1953, have fought the following battles the Kunuri diversion; the Kumyangjangni-Illi-431-639 -Imjin attacks; 22/23 April 1951; the Chorwon-Seoul diversion; the Taegyewonni defense; the Barhar-Kumhwa-701 attacks; and the Wegas defense battles. We will not just talk here about the battles accomplished by our Brigades--for the Turkish brigades have accomplished all their war tasks without default but about four important battles which affected the course of the war. And these are the battles of Kunuri, Kumjangjangni, Taegyewonni and Wegas.

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Casualties 721 KIA 168 MIA 2111 WIA

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