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Officers at Pinchon-ni and NCOs at Kuuptong

S. P. MacKenzie

in British Prisoners of the Korean War

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199656028
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191744624 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656028.003.0007
Officers at Pinchon-ni and NCOs at Kuuptong

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This chapter chronicles the efforts to resist indoctrination and generally make life difficult for the Chinese in the camps (Camp 2, Branch 1 and Camp 4) to which the Chinese sent first the officers and then the senior NCOs in late 1951 and 1952 in an effort to counteract their influence on the rank and file in the main Yalu camps. Attention is paid to strategies for dealing with compulsory political education until it was abandoned, efforts to undermine Chinese confidence through various ruses, the relatively low-key approach towards resistance taken by the non-commissioned officers as compared to the commissioned officers, and the difficulties related to escaping successfully due to the presence of covert collaborators.

Keywords: officers; indoctrination; collaboration; resistance; China; Yalu camps

Chapter.  12950 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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