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Reconstructing The 1950s

PLA’s Air and Ground Assault in Chang Damshung: Dhadak, Dhaje Zong


In the Spring of 1960, the CIA airdropped three plan-loads of weapons to Tibetan volunteer fighters in Chang Damshung. Almost immediately after that, employing seven fighter planes and nearly seventy thousands troops, the PLA launched a lethal offensive on some three thousand poorly trained yet determined Tibetan fighters stationed in Damshung. Dhadak la recounts the events leading up-to this all-out conflict and the human cost of this particular brutal assault.

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