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War and intervention, 1950-1953

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  • To The Last Roundby Andrew Salmon

    Aurum Press 2010; US$ 10.49

    With even World War II now just on the edges of living memory, and with British forces now engaged in a lengthy, brutal and attritional old-fashioned war in Afghanistan, historical attention is starting to turn to the Korean War of the early 1950s. And remarkably, the most notorious and celebrated battle in that conflict, from a British point of view,... more...

  • Korea: Traces of a Forgotten Warby James Butcher

    Hellgate Press 2013; US$ 14.95

    The Korean War is often referred to as the forgotten war. In his book, professor James N. Butcher relives his experiences as an infantryman with Fox Company of the 17th Infantry Regiment, during the final year of the Korean War (1952-1953). In a graphic portrayal of living conditions on the front, Butcher describes combat actions that occurred in two... more...

  • Rethinking the Korean Warby William Stueck

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 30.95

    Fought on what to Westerners was a remote peninsula in northeast Asia, the Korean War was a defining moment of the Cold War. It militarized a conflict that previously had been largely political and economic. And it solidified a series of divisions--of Korea into North and South, of Germany and Europe into East and West, and of China into the mainland... more...

  • British Soldiers of the Korean Warby Stephen F Kelly

    The History Press 2013; US$ 24.78

    More than 30,000 British troops fought in Korea between 1950 and 1953 and more than 3,000 died, with over 1,000 being captured and held in atrocious conditions by the Chinese or Koreans. At least half of those captured died in prison camps. More than 70 per cent of those who fought were 18/19 year olds doing national service. They were poorly trained... more...

  • Understanding the Korean Warby Arthur H. Mitchell

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 45.00

    This is a study of the Korean War of 1950-1953 from the inside--the nuts and bolts of armed conflict. The perspective is American, with the principal focus on the relationships of the people involved: North and South Koreans, the Chinese and Soviets, and how the U.S. and its allies engaged with them all. The lives of ordinary soldiers are examined--U.S.... more...

  • A Guide to Films on the Korean Warby Paul M. Edwards

    ABC-CLIO 1997; US$ 98.95

    Written by a knowledgeable film critic and Korean War scholar, this is the only guide exclusively devoted to the study of Hollywood and television films based on the Korean War, 1950-1953. It opens with eight short essays, discussing the appeal of the war film genre, government and filmmaker cooperation, the isolation of Korean War films from other... more...

  • Scorched Earth, Black Snowby Andrew Salmon

    Aurum Press 2011; US$ 5.82

    The first year of the Korean War was a tumultuous series of epic battles, ending in a legendary and harrowing retreat. In the summer of 1950, British and Australian troops were dispatched to fight with UN forces in the savage struggle against communism in Korea. After both triumph and tragedy while breaking out of the "Pusan Perimeter," 27th Brigade... more...

  • The Korean Warby Donald M. Goldstein; Harry J. Maihafer

    Potomac Books Inc. 2000; US$ 14.95

    Published on the fiftieth anniversary of the Korean War, this compelling photographic history tells the entire story of the war more...

  • Mao, Stalin and the Korean Warby Shen Zhihua

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 39.95

    This book examines relations between China and the Soviet Union during the 1950s, and provides an insight into Chinese thinking about the Korean War. more...

  • In the Shadow of the Greatest Generationby Melinda L. Pash

    NYU Press 2012; US$ 69.00

    In the Shadow of the Greatest Generation traces the shared experiences of Korean War veterans from their childhoods in the Great Depression and World War II through military induction and training,the war, and efforts in more recent decades to organize and gain wider recognition of their service.   Largely overshadowed by World War II’s... more...