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April 1949

Yangtze Incident

The Yangtze river is the longest river in Asia. It flows from the glaciers on the Tibetan Plateau in Qinghai right through southwest, central and eastern China to the East China Sea.

Where did it happen?

During the Chinese Civil War Britain used its warships to evacuate British citizens and to protect the British Embassy.  One of these warships, HMS Amethyst came under fire from the one of the warring factions.

Why did it happen?