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War and intervention, 1950-1953

  • 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...

  • Brothers at Warby Sheila Miyoshi Jager

    Profile Books 2013; US$ 33.33

    In this blockbusting trade debut, distinguished American professor Sheila Miyoshi Jager interweaves international events and previously unknown personal accounts to give a brilliant new history of the war, its aftermath and its global impact told from American, Korean, Soviet and Chinese sides. This is the first account to examine not only the military,... more...

  • China's Battle for Koreaby Xiaobing Li

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 38.99

    Between November 1950 and the end of fighting in June 1953, China launched six major offensives against UN forces in Korea. The most important of these began on April 22, 1951, and was the largest Communist military operation of the war. The UN forces put up a strong defense, prevented the capture of the South Korean capital of Seoul, and finally... more...

  • China's Road to the Korean Warby Chen Jian

    Columbia University Press 1995; US$ 34.99

    In October 1950, one year after the establishment of the People’s Republic of China, Mao Zedong and the Beijing leadership sent “Chinese People’s Volunteers” to Korea to fight against United Nations forces moving rapidly toward the Chinese-Korean border. By the end of the three year war that followed, American and Chinese military intervention in... more...

  • Chinese Hordes and Human Wavesby Brian Parritt

    Pen and Sword 2011; US$ 1.82

    The North Koreans’ attack on their Southern neighbors shocked and surprised the World. The conflict rapidly escalated with China soon heavily involved on one side and the United States and United Nations on the other. The author, then a young Gunner officer, found himself in the midst of this very nasty war. He describes first hand what it... more...

  • Combat Operations of the Korean Warby Paul M. Edwards

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 39.95

    This reference work provides information on all known military operations carried out under United Nations command as part of the Korean War, from June 1950 through 22 July 1954. Following an introductory history of the Korean War and a precise chronology of all Korean War operations, entries are arranged by operation name in five sections: primarily... more...

  • DMZ Crossingby Suk-Young Kim

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 54.99

    The Korean demilitarized zone might be among the most heavily guarded places on earth, but it also provides passage for thousands of defectors, spies, political emissaries, war prisoners, activists, tourists, and others testing the limits of Korean division. This book focuses on a diverse selection of inter-Korean border crossers and the citizenship... more...

  • The Edge of the Swordby Anthony Farrar-Hockley

    Pen and Sword 2007; US$ 10.99

    In April 1951, at the height of the Korean War, Chinese troops advanced south of the 38th parallel towards a strategic crossing-point of the Imjin River on the invasion route to the South Korean capital of Seoul. The stand of the 1st Battalion, the Gloucestershire Regiment, against the overwhelming numbers of invading troops has since passed into British... more...

  • The Encyclopedia of the Korean War: A Political, Social, and Military History, 2nd Edition [3 volumes]by Spencer Tucker; Paul Pierpaoli

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 325.00

    A cornerstone work in ABC-CLIO's distinguished list of reference works on military history, The Encyclopedia of the Korean War: A Political, Social, and Military History is a comprehensive resource on the confrontation that became the first shooting war of the Cold War, the first limited conflict of the Atomic Age, and the war that led to a dramatic... more...

  • The Forgotten Fewby Doug Hurst

    Allen & Unwin 2008; US$ 27.22

    An action-packed story of the men of the RAAF's No 77 fighter squadron, the only RAAF squadron to take part in the Korean War; initially with propeller driven World War II vintage mustangs which were replaced by meteor jet fighters when the Chinese, with their MiG 15s, entered the war. more...