Harry HawkesworthHarry is one of the Glosters that was captured at the Battle of the Imjin. Despite his charming demeanour, 65 years later, the memories still cause...
Harry Hawksworth Film1In this the first of 6 films, Harry talks about his early life, his conscription and his wonderful first posting to Bermuda.
Harry Hawksworth Film2The Gloucestershire Regiment was sent to Korea in 1950 on HMT Empire Windrush. Harry recalls the journey and then the subsequent advance up to Kaesong and back again Identifying Guerrillas from the local population was a particular challenge.
Harry Hawksworth Film3The commonwealth forces retreat to the South side of The Imjin River. Here, Harry and B Troop set up on a small hill and look and listen for the enemy. Any noise could be a threat and Harry recalls an interesting moment.
Harry Hawksworth Film4B-Company are ordered to move back once, and then forced to retreat again. This time to Hill 327, better known as Gloster Hill. In the midst of the battle, Harry recalls a remarkable moment with the Regimental bugler. Then its every man for himself
Harry Hawksworth Film5After being captured, Harry spent 6 weeks marching to POW Camp 3 which was near Chang-Song. Regardless of the futility of the situation, Harry felt it was every soldiers duty to try to escape. He describes the consequences of his action.
Harry is one of the Glosters that was captured at the Battle of the Imjin. Despite his charming demeanour, 65 years later, the memories still cause…