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The Imjin and Kapyong Battles, Korea, 1951

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The sacrifice of the ",Glorious Glosters", in defense of the Imjin River line and the hilltop fights of Australian and Canadian battalions in the Kapyong Valley have achieved greater renown in those nations than any other military action since World War II. This book is the first to compare in depth what happened and why. Using official and unofficial source material ranging from personal interviews to war diaries, this study seeks to disentangle the mythology surrounding both battles and explain why events unfolded as they did. Based on thorough familiarity with all available sources, many not previously utilized, it sheds new light on fighting ",the forgotten war.",

Auteur

S. P. MacKenzie



Texte du rabat

An "excellent history" of a massive Communist offensive and the brigades that resisted it (H-War). The sacrifice of the British regiment known as the "Glorious Glosters" in defense of the Imjin River line and the hilltop fights of Australian and Canadian battalions in the Kapyong Valley have achieved great renown. Using official and unofficial source material ranging from personal interviews to war diaries, this in-depth study, the first of its kind, seeks to disentangle the mythology surrounding both battles and explain why events unfolded as they did. Based on thorough familiarity with all available sources, many not previously utilized, it sheds new light on fighting "the forgotten war." "In Korea, on the night of 22nd April 1951, communist forces unleashed what remains, to this day, their greatest offensive since Zhukov's storm on Berlin. In the desperate fighting that followed, the key flanks of free world forces were held by one British and one Commonwealth brigade. The former took on a Chinese army; the latter, a Chinese division. Six decades later, an American historian has dismantled the barriers between Australian, British, Canadian, and New Zealand accounts of those whirlwind days to compose the only comparative analysis of the tragedy on the Imjin and the stand at Kapyong."-Andrew Salmon, author of Scorched Earth, Black Snow: Britain and Australia in the Korean War, 1950



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Preface Acknowledgments Note on Transliteration Abbreviations Prologue 1. Imjin: The First Day 2. Imjin: The Second Day 3. Imjin: The Third Day 4. Imjin: The Final Day 5. Kapyong: The First Day 6. Kapyong: The Second Day 7. Kapyong: The Third Day 8. Kapyong: The Final Day Epilogue Conclusion Notes Select Bibliography Index

Informations sur le produit

Titre: The Imjin and Kapyong Battles, Korea, 1951
Sous-titre: Korea, 1951
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9780253009166
ISBN: 978-0-253-00916-6
Protection contre la copie numérique: filigrane numérique
Format: eBook (epub)
Editeur: Indiana University Press
Genre: Histoire
nombre de pages: 312
Parution: 04.03.2020
Année: 2013
Sous-titre: Englisch