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East Of Chosin

Author : Roy Edgar Appleman
ISBN : 0890964653
Genre : History
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In November, 1950, with the highly successful Inchon Landing behind him, Gen. Douglas MacArthur planned the last major offensive of what was to be a brief "conflict": the drive that would push the North Koreans across the Yalu River into Manchuria. In northern Korea, US forces assembled at Chosin Reservoir to cut behind the North Korean forces blocking the planned march to Manchuria. Roy E. Appleman, noted historian of the Korean conflict, describes the tragic fate of the troops of the 31st Regimental Combat Team which fought this engagement and presents a thorough analysis of the physical conditions, attitudes, and command decisions that doomed them.
Category: History

Chosin

Author : Eric Hammel
ISBN : 9781890988142
Genre : History
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CHOSIN Heroic Ordeal of the Korean War Eric Hammel Told from the point of view of the men in the foxholes and tanks, outposts, and command posts, Eric Hammel’s Chosin is the definitive account of the epic retreat under fire of the 1st Marine Division from the Chosin Reservoir in December 1950. The author first sketches in the errors and miscalculations on the part of the American high command that caused the Marines to be strung out at the end of a narrow road scores of miles from the sea. He then plunges right into the action: the massing of Chinese forces in about ten-to-one strength; the Marines' command problems due to the -35-degree climate, mountainous terrain, and high-level overconfidence; and the onset of the overwhelming Chinese assault. With a wealth of tactical detail and small-unit action Chosin: Heroic Ordeal of the Korean War is the most complete, most compelling book written on this iconic battle. Author Eric Hammel's masterful account offers invaluable perspective on war at the gut level.
Category: History

Breakout

Author : Martin Russ
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123513918
Genre : History
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Interweaving eyewitness accounts and personal reminiscences, the author of The Last Parallel offers a chilling account of the 1950 Chosin Reservoir Campaign during the Korean War, describing how badly outnumbered American Marines overcame fierce odds and brutal weather conditions to escape Chinese encirclement. Reprint.
Category: History

Disaster In Korea

Author : Roy E. Appleman
ISBN : 160344128X
Genre : History
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Disaster in Korea tells the story of General MacArthur's November 1950 attack to the Yalu River, an attack that was repulsed by 200,000 Chinese "volunteer" infantry. "The research is meticulous, the narrative enlightening, and the lessons profound. Appleman knows the war intimately, and he conveys it with authority. . . . balanced, candid, and engrossing."—Union News Sunday Republican "Appleman's full, authoritativeDisaster thus fills a vital gap in the history of American arms and the Korean War. It is a candid and compelling story, chock full of lessons for battlefield commanders."—Parameters
Category: History

One Bugle No Drums

Author : William Hopkins
ISBN : 9781616201975
Genre : History
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Korea, December 1950. The temperature has plunged to 20-degrees below zero. Cold enough to crack rocket-launcher ammo wide open. But not cold enough to stop a massive Communist assault against U.S. forces. As the 8th Army retreats, the Marines dig in at Chosin Reservoir and are quickly cut off and surrounded. This is the riveting account of what happened next. The brilliant Marine attack that was to become a classic in military operations. The personal heroism, private ordeals, bitter fighting, and final victory. Told in the powerful words of a man who was there, it is a story you will never forget.
Category: History

Escaping The Trap

Author : Roy E. Appleman
ISBN : 0890969949
Genre : History
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Retired lieutenant colonel Appleman draws on military records, published literature, and his interviews and correspondence with American survivors to present an hour-by-hour account of the retreat of four US Army divisions and the Marines before a Chinese advance. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Category: History

Chosin

Author : Richard Meyer (Graphic novel writer)
ISBN : 0989829901
Genre : Changjin Reservoir (Korea)
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Seventeen year old Private First Class Billy French, fresh out of high school, is one of 5,000 Marines sent to war without going to bootcamp. Seen by the WWII vets as "sub-standard," he is assigned as a mail clerk. While delivering mail to the grunts of Fox Company, French is trapped in a massive surprise attack launched by the Communist Chinese Army. Outnumbered and facing total annihilation, French and his fellow Marines face brutal hand-to-hand combat and unrelenting human wave attacks as they fight their way 64 miles to freedom. Based on true stories.
Category: Changjin Reservoir (Korea)

Colder Than Hell

Author : Joseph Owen
ISBN : 9781612512228
Genre : History
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During the early, uncertain days of the Korean War, World War II veteran and company lieutenant Joe Owen saw firsthand how the hastily assembled mix of some two hundred regulars and raw reservists hardened into a superb Marine rifle company known as Baker-One-Seven. As comrades fell wounded and dead around them on the frozen slopes above Korea's infamous Chosin Reservoir, Baker-One-Seven's Marines triumphed against the relentless human-wave assaults of Chinese regulars and took part in the breakout that destroyed six to eight divisions of Chinese regulars. COLDER THAN HELL paints a vivid, frightening portrait of one of the most horrific infantry battles ever waged.
Category: History

The Frozen Chosen

Author : Thomas McKelvey Cleaver
ISBN : 9781472814388
Genre : History
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In November 1950 The US 1st Marine Division was trapped in the Chosin Reservoir following the intervention of Red China in the Korean War. Fought during the worst blizzard in a century, the ensuing battle is considered by the United States Marine Corps to be 'the Corps' Finest Hour.' The soldiers who fought there would later become known as the 'Frozen Chosen'. Published now in paperback, this incredible story is based on first hand interviews from surviving veterans, telling of heroism and bravery in the face of overwhelming odds, as a handful of Marines fought desperately against wave after wave of Chinese forces. Sometimes forced into desperate hand to hand combat, the fighting retreat from Chosin marked one of the darkest moments for Western forces in Korea, but would go on to resonate with generations of Marines as a symbol of the Marine Corps' dogged determination, fighting skill, and never-say-die attitude on the battlefield.
Category: History

The Marines Of Autumn

Author : James Brady
ISBN : 9781429901949
Genre : Fiction
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War has been the inspiration of such great novels as The Red Badge of Courage and A Farewell to Arms, and daring feats of courage and tragic mistakes have been the foundation for such classic works. Now, for the first time ever, the Korean War has a novel that captures that courage and sacrifice. When Captain Thomas Verity, USMC, is called back to action, he must leave his Georgetown home, career, and young daughter and rush to Korea to monitor Chinese radio transmissions. At first acting in an advisory role, he is abruptly thrust into MacArthur's last daring and disastrous foray-the Chosin Reservoir campaign-and then its desperate retreat. Time magazine at the time recounted the retreat this way: "The running fight of the Marines...was a battle unparalleled in U.S. military history. It had some aspects of Bataan, some of Anzio, some of Dunkirk, some of Valley Forge, and some of 'the retreat of the 10,000' as described in Xenophon's Anabasis." The Marines of Autumn is a stunning, shattering novel of war illuminated only by courage, determination, and Marine Corps discipline. And by love: of soldier for soldier, of men and their women, and of a small girl in Georgetown, whose father promised she would dance with him on the bridges of Paris. A child Captain Tom Verity fears he may never see again. In The Marines of Autumn, James Brady captures our imagination and shocks us into a new understanding of war.
Category: Fiction