Korean War From the American infantry s attempts to take back Pusan from the North Korean communist forces at the outset of the war in to the U S assault on Inchon and capture of Seoul to the final bloody

  • Title: Korean War
  • Author: Brian Catchpole
  • ISBN: 9780786707805
  • Page: 226
  • Format: Hardcover
  • From the American infantry s attempts to take back Pusan from the North Korean communist forces at the outset of the war in 1950, to the U.S assault on Inchon and capture of Seoul, to the final bloody battles of Pork Chop, Old Baldy, and the Hook in 1953, this authoritative history of the Korean War vividly chronicles the conflict that altered for the rest of the twentietFrom the American infantry s attempts to take back Pusan from the North Korean communist forces at the outset of the war in 1950, to the U.S assault on Inchon and capture of Seoul, to the final bloody battles of Pork Chop, Old Baldy, and the Hook in 1953, this authoritative history of the Korean War vividly chronicles the conflict that altered for the rest of the twentieth century the balance of power in the Far East Begun with the resolve of the United States and United Nations to check the expansion of world communism in Asia, the war ended with the emergence of the People s Republic of China as a major new international power.Written with the advantage of research in the recently opened archives of Russia and China as well as with access to documents in the files of the British War Office, this military history both acknowledges and significantly revises previous accounts of the conflict that made household words of a war of containment , the DMZ demilitarized zone , and the much negotiated POW exchange known as the Big Switch Throughout, maps and diagrams clarify the complex geography of the war, while the author s firsthand knowledge as a serviceman illuminates the strategy and tactics, the weaponry and fighting methods, of both the U.N and communist troops Finally, assessments of the war and its aftermath illuminate the crucial role the Korean conflict played in defining the U.N s future policy and the limits of the West s power in the East.

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    1. Never in my life I've read a more one-sided and cold warrior-like history book written by a Western scholar. And it was written in 2001, in a time when (one could presume) the Cold War sentiments have passed - at least in academia! The suffering of UN forces is described in great detail, while the fact that Chinese soldiers were actually freezing to death in large numbers is just mentioned on one page. The author tries to persuade you how terrible it had to be for the allied POWs in captivity: T [...]

    2. A basic book if you want to learn what the korean war was about. This book goes into the causes, and details into the individual battles. Good analysis of specific factors influencing the outcome. Things I didn't know: there had been a discussion on using nuclear weapons!!! That 54,000+ Americans died.e largest deaths among the North Korean and Chinese troopsAnd that basically there was no change in the situation in the peninsula, except the devastation and deaths. How Japan benefited this becam [...]

    3. The Korean War has been called the "forgotten war", and certainly it was one that I was ignorant about. However as Korea has been in the news recently, I thought it time to remedy that. Brian Catchpole gives a very detailed, but readable account of the conflict. I was surprised at just how mobile the first part of the war was, followed by a static later half, during which much slaughter took place, reminiscent of WWI. I was also surprised at how truley international the UN forces were, with sign [...]

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