Description

Title: The Last Call of the Bugle – The Long Road to Kapyong

Author: Gallaway, Jack

Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

Publication Date: 1994

ISBN: 9780702225451

Cover: Soft Cover without Dust Jacket – 312 pages

Comments: On the night of 22 April 1951, Chinese forces launched a major offensive against United Nations forces defending the South Korean capital, Seoul, and positions further east. Next morning the 27th British Commonwealth Brigade (including the 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment) was ordered to the valley of the Kapyong River about 60 kilometres north-east of Seoul, where South Korean forces were being driven back.

During a night of fierce fighting and throughout the daylight hours of 24 April the Australians and a Canadian battalion, supported by a New Zealand artillery regiment, stalled the Chinese advance before eventually withdrawing after dark. At a cost of 32 men killed, 59 wounded and three missing (taken prisoner), the Australians had helped hold up the Chinese 60th Division and inflicted heavy casualties which totalled more than 500 killed alone. For their contribution to this action, 3 RAR was awarded a US Presidential Citation.

Includes list of casualties.