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British tank dug in on Hill 159, 1951

Photograph by John Whitehouse, 15 Division Locating Battery, Royal Artillery, Korean War (1950-1953), 1951.

Initially United Nations soldiers were unprepared for the Korean climate. Freezing winters with heavy snow, icy winds and temperatures as low as -40C meant that troops had to deal with frost-bite, frozen ground and equipment.

This photograph shows a Centurion tank of the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards during the winter of 1951-1952. Temperatures of -22 C meant that the tanks' engines had to be started up every two hours at night.

One of a collection of photographs taken by John Whitehouse, 15 Division Locating Battery, Royal Artillery, Korea, 1951.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 1990-07-202-28

Copyright/Ownership

National Army Museum Copyright

Location

National Army Museum, Study collection

Object URL

https://collection.nam.ac.uk/detail.php?acc=1990-07-202-28

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