Chapter Nine: A Land of War
On February 3rd, the war suddenly took a sharp turn of events. We were on the defensive all of the sudden. We had just went from about to decapitate the South, to being destroyed by the Southern Lead-UN forces.
The UN was lead by the Imperialist American forces, and the United States. The UK joined the war out of persuasion, or so I know, I think it was the Americans who persuaded them to join.
The Southern army, which had been reduced to 1 million before we were about to enter Busan, was now reinforced by over 10 million UN forces. So the first major loss we got, was at Daegu.
We lost over 55,000 soldiers in 3 days of fighting, and we were forced to retreat. P’Ohang was quickly captured by the UN, and we were losing ground fast. Kim was befuddled by our disability to hold on.
Around March 10th to April 1st, we lost over 1,600,000 soldiers, and we were at the DMZ once again, where I would kill my 1000th confirmed guy. We would be flushed out of the South in under a month, as our offense and defenses went dead in the water.
Then we would lose Kaesong on April 11th, as the UN invaded. Kim Jong-Un ordered all the army to be mobilized, and to go on immediate duty. There was 7.5 million soldiers who were able to be on the call of duty.
But, these men lacked training, and defensive fronts failed. Pyongyang fell in less than a week after Kaesong fell. The Government and officials were hiding in the Kangnam mountains and we were starting to be concerned about exiling the government to China.
I was called to be part of the inner defense, where we would dig in, to protect the government, and to buy time. Yoduk fell in a single day to 42,000 men from Australia. And we were starting to be concerned. Kim and I, in the mountains hiked around and we could faintly hear the battling going on, as it was about 80 kilometers from us. By April 30th, defensive lines were in the city of Chosan and we were now fearing the fact we may have to evacuate the Supreme leader and 100 government officials and 70 elite soldiers across the Yalu to China.
A few days later kim radioed Beijing and had a lengthy conversation on the radio. As we laid around doing nothing, he started to get excited.
“You really will?” Kim said.
We wondered what he meant.
He got off the phone and started smiling. Myself being curious, I asked him what was the joy in the days of being on the brink of defeat. He then looked at me and couldnt hold it back.
“WE GOT CHINA BACKING US!” Yelled Kim, as he jumped into the air.
“We will get the land of the people back, and China will be a supreme asset to that.” they will be joining our army around May 2nd.
So on May 2nd, as the gap between China and our front line narrowed to 20 kilometers, where the fighting could be heard. Our army was on the brink of destruction with 6.2 million soldiers with lack of experience and knowledge.
“I cant believe that the Chinese will be joining us.” Said another general to me, as we escorted Jong-Un to the border where the secret place was going to be where they would cross into the country.
“Yeah I know. Its going to win us the war for sure! However, I do think the United Nations will be able to hold out longer. We’ll just have to see, huh?” I said, as we got closer to the bridge.
“The destination is a few miles away.” the driver yelled to us in the back of the truck. Me and the dude were sitting on the back of the truck and Kim and the driver were in the cab.
“Whoa. Look at that!” The other person said.
In the fog, I could see a lot of Chinese soldiers, tanks, helicopters, pretty much an army in general. The Chinese general and Kim met at the bridge that goes to China, and we watched them exchange words to brief on what was going on. Then they shook hands, and Kim came over.
“We have received 15.6 million soldiers to help us.” He said, smiling.
We then heard a whistle and then watched the forces cross over the bridges and small gaps in the land. I couldn't count the tanks and trucks crossing over. But I know it was one helluva garrison; a really large army. So after a day of crossing troops over, and briefing, a new offensive war formed; Operation Samsung. We were gonna force the South into submission, and cease to resist. So my group, Army group Chain/Hu-Ku, a force of 1.2 million, we were gonna co-lead an offensive to take Worak mountain back. So the force I was co-leading, the other guy was Xihang Chain, a former merchant-turned general, and he knew I was one of the best known generals. As we were riding through the mountains, the former merchant-turned general decided to strike up a conversation in Korean.
“So, Hu-ku, you were only 19 when this war broke out?” The General said.
“Yeah, and after heroics in a battle not far from the DMZ, I was given the opportunity by Kim. He’s been fond of me since the offenses started going. I have lead 80% of the offenses that took control of the South, however, I couldn't do much as we were being stomped on by the UN.” I said.
We continued riding. Our truck was carrying 40 men, and the truck behind us had a mobile artillery gun that we planned to use.
“So you’re 20 right?” He asked.
“Actually I am 21.” I said, smiling.
“Ah, well you got to be the youngest successful general.” He said, smirking.
Chain was about 43, and I knew this was a good moment.
“You know, if the UN is forced out, you know Kim will probably grant you celebrity status basically?” And he laughed, and I did too.
“Yes, he does seem like he would too.” I said, as I recalled the way he treated me.
Then we noticed the mountain. It was at least 600 meters high, and we could see that there was smoke from the ongoing battle, and we could see troops that were retreating. I got out of the truck and stopped six men.
“HOLD UP!” I yelled, then they stopped.
“Why are you running away?” I said, angrily.
“T..the UN forces..that..they are stronger. They have heavier guns than us. We couldn't hold them back.” The soldier said.
“Well, you’re gonna come fight. We’re gonna take that mountain back.” I barked.
I made the six men get in a truck behind us. We then stopped about 40 meters from the mountain.
We got out of the truck and other trucks stopped too. I made troops gather around me, and I then decided to have a motivational talk with my men.
“Soldiers! This mountain is infested with United Nations scum. They want to kill us all, so let's kill them instead!” I shouted. “We may be losing this battle, but the minute we get up there, we are going to win! Enough said. Each one of you will keep the pressure on the United Nations and win the battle. No more advancement from them! Lets go!”
So the fighting obviously wouldn't be on one mountain, but it would be on multiple. The main fight would be on Worak mountain.
I had our artillery line up around the road, and start shooting at different directions at the mountains. We watched as smoke from the explosions flew from the side of the mountain, and we saw troops in the distance scrambling for cover. The mountain was very rocky, but it also had hills that we could easily climb. The bombardment lasted 40 minutes.
“We now take this mountain. Show NO mercy!!” I shouted.
We began the offensive. So 1.2 million people spread out over 6 mountains shouldn't had been too big of a deal, and it would prove to be a good idea.
The force I had was 450,000 men up one mountain, and we fought every inch of the way. The area was rocky, and it had rock paths and narrow edges so the fighting was tough on us. I was in the back of the pack, but we were trying to get up from three ways.
“We need to get to this point, then we can evaluate.” I said. The point was a small rocky ridge that was being held by a few machine gunners and snipers.
As we pushed up, I was somehow missed by 5 bullets, the size of a fist could go through me. I was able to pick off 5 men and kill 2 of them. When we reached the point, we realized there was not a lot of cover.
We could see a huge defensive line another 100-200 meters above us. A whole lot of them. So we marched up the hill and began our assault on their forces. So the fighting was brutal as we forced our way up, and they had men everywhere. I was in the back, sort of providing cover fire, and I was able to pick off several men. When we reached the lines, I looked at what we had captured and the bodies laying down.
We had to reach the top, which was around 120 meters away from our point, and it was going to be a tough fight as men were defending the top. I finally released my men to fight for the rest of the side of the mountain.
The top of the mountain was really rocky, and soldiers were forced to fight from distances, or really close. So we were losing about 100 men every meter and I was managing to kill 4 men every meter.
The enemy was trying to defend what used to be a mountain cart area, and we were trying to control it. So heavy fighting was around that. I lead the attack to take it, and we successfully got it.
“Soldiers, we need to take control of this. The minute we do, we win the battle of this mountain.” I shouted.
So we forced our way into the small building, and took out whatever remained of the force there. They did manage to kill or wound four hundred men around the building, but the fighting over the mountain ended about a day after the fighting begun, and we lost 100,000 men and had 120,000 wounded
The other five mountains eventually fell to our control, but it took 4 days. After that, we realized we had won the first battle for the North since December. So Kim Jong-Un visited the battle site, and determined he wanted to build a guerrilla defense around the area, as we knew the battle lines would shift and we were wanting to build the capital here.
The area was also to have bases and storages for tanks and planes. After securing about 10 kilometers of buffer room, we brought over 500,000 prisoners to start work on the project.
After 16 days of fighting for 10 more kilometers, we realized the mountain range would also be the perfect location for the prison camp that we could use for workers, but we would hide it. We started to dig into the mountains, and dig what could hold probably 2000 people in it.
I was in charge of what would be the first part of the camp around the bottom of the mountain, and I had 250 soldiers to back me up. The prisoners that were here were mostly South Korean but we had a couple Americans and a few other nationalities.
“If anyone can translate this to the ones who dont speak Korean that would be great. But anyways, you guys have 2 rules to follow. These are my rules, you have to work 110% of the time. The second rule is to never complain. If you do under my leadership, you will be shot on spot, and we will burn your body infront of your peers, while you are still alive.”
My prisoner group had 23,000 men and we were digging up a good 200x300 meter gap in the mountain and it was to be the main living space. We would eventually fit the area with living quarters and all. Across mountain range, there was going to be a few other living locations.
So the first day of the building, I watched my prisoners dig at least half of it. The 23,000 men were not that much of complainers, but they did the job the first day.
The second day, however, they had several bad talkers to us. Around 0630 one was getting fed up with the dirt and started cussing at me because we were forcing them to do this. Forced laborer is what he was trying to say. So he finally attempted to rush me with a shovel and I shot him in the stomach. He fell to the ground in sharp and serious pain.
“You have the honor to be the first killed by me. Prepare to die.” I said.
Me and 2 other soldiers lit the prisoner on fire and killed him within seconds. We extinguished the fire and we gave the prisoners a warning. The rest of the day, 10 people did and they were executed on the spot.
“Anyone who is going to do that shit or anything else, you can expect that. Do not do that.”
The rest of the two days; nothing happened, but we still had to deal with 230 deaths from exhaustion. It wasn't as bad as me killing and using ammo and lighter fluid.
The whole mountain area was soon turned into a fortress that would be a final resort per say the war suddenly shifted back here, and if the Chinese stopped backing us up.
The prisoners we would then allow to live around the mountains and keep a residence there until the war's end. About June 6th, we launched the new offensive, Operation Benz. this would be one of our greatest attempts to take the South.
The operation would include 22 million men, and all of our available resources and equipment. We were aiming for the demise of the south, 18 million Chinese troops, and 4 million of our soldiers. The rest were on reserve.