To counter this, Kim II-Sung sent political officers to organize hard-core resistance in the POW compounds on Koje-do
, an island off Pusan.
The best source of war crimes information, however, was the 120,000 North Korean prisoners of war held on Koje-do
Island and the southwestern mainland.
Ridgway Re Far Eastern Situation, Koje-Do
POW Uprising and NATO Policies, May 21 1952 (Washington, 1952), 2, 22.
As a young Army infantryman, I was stationed at Koje-do
Island, South Korea, in the weeks leading up to the armistice finally signed between the United Nations and North Korea on July 27, 1953.
Look a moment at the February and March 1952 riots in the Koje-Do
Island POW [prisoner of war] camp during the Korean War.
The book provides insights on the Koje-Do
prison riots, reported by both a guard and an organizer within the camps.
An oil tanker exploded and sank Sunday night off South Korea's Koje-do
Island, southwest of Pusan, leaving three crew members dead and six missing, and spilling about 200 tons of fuel oil, maritime police said Monday.
Boatner, famous for crushing the 1952 insurgency of Chinese and North Korean prisoners on Koje-do
island, later judged that attempts to win over Chinese and North Korean dissenters unnecessarily jeopardized American prisoners and prolonged the war.
These men were members of POW service units assigned to temporary POW enclosures dispersed across Korea and the permanent camps on Koje-Do
6) The Canadian/British contingent serving on Koje-do
following the POW riots.
In April 1952, the Battalion was pulled out of the line to assist in quelling the Koje-do
prison camp disorders.
As one medical orderly reported, "Anybody who couldn't make it in the line was sent to Koje-do