After the outbreak of the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea, Wei Wei, a famous writer in China, went to the frontline several times for interviews and wrote 17 newsletters. Among them is the Days and Nights on the Southern Shores of Han River, which describes the arduous defense combats of Chinese People's Volunteers (CPV) on the south bank of the Han River.
At that time, the CPV troops had been fighting tenaciously in defensive battles on the southern shores of the Han River for 23 days. Wei Wei gave in his newsletter the reason why the enemies with advanced armaments could not advance: "In front of the enemy, on the narrow beachhead on the southern shores of the Han River, there hides the world's first-class brave army and heroic soldiers with superior tactical discipline!"
These heroes fought tenaciously in the biting cold weather while the supply of food and ammunition was extremely difficult. "Every inch of land here is being repeatedly fought for. The soldiers here have parched lips, deafening ears, and bloodshot eyes. They swallowed a mouthful of dried cooked flour and a mouthful of snow...Everyone is experiencing the test day and night..."
"We should clearly tell our comrades the purpose of holding our ground. It is to suppress the enemy so our troops in the east can annihilate the enemy. We will not hold fast to our ground and deplete our troops for nothing. You know, we must defend until that day the enemies are all annihilated comes."
Their persistence finally paid off: more than 23,000 enemies were annihilated in the frontline. This is a number condensed with countless heroic stories in a great many days and nights.