Seopori Beach in Ongjin
County, Incheon, is surrounded by a forest of more than 800 pine trees.
In the west the communists occupied the Ongjin
peninsula and Kaesong, which had been South Korean before the war.
The residents were preparing to evacuate their homes for shelters since they went through a similar thing in the past," a spokeswoman for Ongjin
county, which oversees the island, said.
While units on both sides agreed to move, in practice North Korea refused to give up the Ongjin
Peninsula, which hangs menacingly over the Yellow Sea and allows naval dominance of Seoul, the Southern capitol.
Meeting little effective opposition the North Koreans moved rapidly southwards in a 4-pronged attack: the sixth division took the town of Ongjin
, the first division pushed on to Kaesong, only just below the 38th parallel, while the third and fourth divisions surged down the so-called Uijongbu 'corridor' which led directly to the capital, Seoul.
The war began at 04:00 hours on Sunday, 25 June 1950, during the monsoon season, when the Korean Peoples Army (Communists) invaded the Republic of Korea (ROK) in the Ongjin
to begin military operations against the South, with the goal of seizing `the Ongjin
peninsula and part of the territory of South Korea to the east of the Ongjin
peninsula, approximately to Kaesong, so as to shorten the line of defense.
Comprising only 5,000 men, the 32nd was responsible for 150 miles of hostile frontier, including the Ongjin
Peninsula on the west coast, soon a hotbed of Communist activity.
INCHEON, South Korea -- The biggest table-type dolmens in Korea that represent the culture in the prehistoric times are scattered around in Ganghwa and civilization began thousands of years ago on the islands of various sizes in Ongjin
, which are scattered all the way up to the northernmost part of the Western Sea.
32nd IR, 7th ID, is KIA in an ambush near outpost on Ongjin
Implementing agency : Federation of Fisheries Cooperatives Ongjin
Implementing agency : Incheon Metropolitan City Ongjin
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