Like you said, never underestimate your opponent.
Not only for the American troops, they've faced an experienced opponent, Chinese troops came out of 25 years of civil war against the Japanese
invasion, their generals, Zhu De and Lin Biao were extremely brillant, if Lin Biao was a politician, a puppet of Mao, he was a military genius,
sometimes compared to Napoleon.
Guerilla tactics of infiltrating enemy territory, sabotage his lines of communication, attacking at night and rest during the day, put the enemy
uniforms, make strategic retreats all the time to drive the enemy into a trap, all at the scale of hundreds of thousands of men in small groups
coordinated, it was unheard for Americans.
Strategies for fighting the Germans and Japanese were inventive and adapted to the field, but they never adopted as a system of basic military
guerrilla, for them it was like deprive, ceasing to be an army, the Germans refused adopt the "rattenkrieg", the Chinese had military doctrine and
pragmatically adapted themselves without any sense of "shame" tactics by adopting the most extreme way of traitor, false leak Mao said to the ALP that
the army had never far fled.
The Chinese attacked the Americans extremely hard, continuously, becoming invisible striking when we least expect it, attacking at night sleeping in
camps shot grenades, yelling, and then disappear again and again.
Americans had to retreated to avoid being surrounded and killed one after one, the other trucks following the winding roads through the mountains,
while the Chinese were climbing the hills, constantly harassing the fugitives, they decided to abandon their heavy material and make a réembarquant
in Dunkerque , the Chinese went as far as Seoul, but lack of supplies and arriving in plain or Americans had gathered and their walk stood still,
without heavy equipment or line seoul supplies, they abandoned Seoul, after heavy fighting, they retreated in other solid based, the war end up with
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