Forman 1295 c2: British sailor, casualty in battle between British warship H.M.S. Amethyst and Chinese Communist artillery on upper Yangtze River just before Reds began river crossing in April, 1949. A dozen or more British sailors were killed, many wounded, vessel captured and held several months until escaped in running battle. This sailor photographed just as arrived at Shanghai Hospital. Forman 1295 c3: First British casualties at Shanghai. Tom Flanagan will [never] walk again and may not even live. Both feet torn away at ankle, right hip shattered, ribs crushed, and hands shredded.