first published on November 27, 2015 by Will
The following animated video Chosin: Baptized by Fire! is an adaptation of the graphic novel Hold The Line which is inspired by real events from the Battle of Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War.
This story follows Private First Class Billy French as he delivers mail to the front line positions held by the 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines. French and the rest of the Marines are soon caught in a massive surprise enemy assault by the Chinese who surrounded and outnumbered them eight to one.
As the bodies piled up, the Marines never once thought about surrendering. For days they fought, delivering crippling losses to the Chinese forces. The Marines were able to break out of the enemy encirclement and cover the withdrawal of U.N. forces from what should have been total annihilation. The actions and sacrifices of these brave men rival that of the fabled 300 Spartans at the Battle of Thermopylae.