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War and intervention, 1950-1953

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  • 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$ 37.50 US$ 34.13

    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 Kelly

    The History Press 2013; US$ 11.99

    More than 100,000 British troops fought in Korea between 1950 and 1953, of which just over 1,000 died, with a further 1000 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 teenagers doing national service. They were poorly... 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...

  • No Mercy, No Leniencyby Cyril Cunningham

    Pen and Sword 1990; US$ 7.99

    This is the most authoritative and comprehensive British account ever published of the brutal North Korean and Chinese mistreatment of British POWs during the Korean War.The author, a psychologist, was a Scientific Advisor to the POW Intelligence Organisation during the Korean War.He explains in detail how many prisonors were bribed, starved, flogged... more...

  • Red Devils over the Yaluby Igor Seidov; Stuart Britton

    Helion & Company 2014; US$ 25.00

    The Korean War (1950-1953) was the first - and only - full-scale air war in the jet age. It was in the skies of North Korea where Soviet and American pilots came together in fierce aerial clashes. The best pilots of the opposing systems, the most powerful air forces, and the most up-to-date aircraft in the world in this period of history came together... more...

  • Small United States and United Nations Warships in the Korean Warby Paul M. Edwards

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 39.95

    From rubber landing boats to picket boats to minesweepers, smaller support vessels did much of the work of the Korean War, and endured many of the dangers and hardships. Rarely mentioned in histories of the war, they served functions essential to keeping the United States Navy and the United Nations partners in active duty. This volume delivers an... more...

  • A Guide to Films on the Korean Warby Paul Edwards

    ABC-CLIO 1997; US$ 109.00

    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...

  • Mao, Stalin and the Korean Warby Shen Zhihua

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 48.95

    This book examines relations between China and the Soviet Union during the 1950s, and provides an insight into Chinese thinking about the Korean War. This volume is based on a translation of Shen Zihua?s best-selling Chinese-language book, which broke the mainland Chinese taboo on publishing non-heroic accounts of the Korean War.The author combined... more...

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

    NYU Press 2012; US$ 24.00

    Largely overshadowed by World War II?s ?greatest generation? and the more vocal veterans of the Vietnam era, Korean War veterans remain relatively invisible in the narratives of both war and its aftermath. Yet, just as the beaches of Normandy and the jungles of Vietnam worked profound changes on conflict participants, the Korean Peninsula chipped away... more...