KINDLE [To the Last Round The Epic British Stand on the Imjin River Korea 1951]

  • Hardcover
  • 352
  • To the Last Round The Epic British Stand on the Imjin River Korea 1951
  • Andrew Salmon
  • English
  • 16 March 2020
  • 9781845134082

Andrew Salmon ✓ 4 Summary

review Ö To the Last Round The Epic British Stand on the Imjin River Korea 1951 104 Korean prison camps this is the true story of a handful of the men who remained at their posts held off an army from their foxholes and astonished the world with their courage and resolve As the only account devoted exclusively to this now legendary action this remarkable narrative is an essential and historically invaluable resource for those interested in military histor. There s probably not a British man in a thousand who can tell you what happened on the Imjin River in 1951 so poorly do we commemorate the men who sailed to a country they d never heard of to fight a war they didn t understand whose death toll would rival that of WWII s eastern frontI m so glad I read this book First it served as a primer on the Korean War and how devastating it was Seoul changed hands four times with massacres revenge massacres refugee crises and wholescale destruction each time The background Korea had been part of China s sphere of influence for centuries until Japan modernised and militarised in the late 19th century and colonised what was still a poor feudal rural peninsula

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review Ö To the Last Round The Epic British Stand on the Imjin River Korea 1951 104 Unraveling the chain of events that led to one of the most startling military encounters during the Korean War this exhaustive account details how the Cold War abruptly ended with the Communist invasion of South Korea and explains in full the disastrous results that followed Focusing on the inspirational story of Britain’s 29th Infantry Brigade this fascinating documenta. Does a book you read1 Make you lose some sleep because you stay up too late reading it 2 Impinge on your subconscious through dreams or disturbed sleep3 Make you think abut the people in it long after you have stopped 4 Move you 5 Become so engrossing you burn dinner forget the chickens etc etc It did all these things for me and so like the reviewers before me gets 5 stars Painstaking detail just the right amount of background to the conflict itself and a jigsaw of the picture of the main battle that only emerges slowly as you stick with it In a novel much of this action would be implausible and on occasion even risible but this is real and in a war our fathers generation fought Salmon treads carefu

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review Ö To the Last Round The Epic British Stand on the Imjin River Korea 1951 104 Tion details China’s shock entry into the war the panic experienced by UN forces as they were forced to retreat in sub zero temperatures the intense battle and hand to hand combat and the near decimation of British troops Filled with exclusive interviews of the surviving veterans of every unit engaged including those who survived for than two years as POWs in grim North. All war is dirty and achieves little But Korea What was that conflict A dirty nasty aftershock of WW2 with America looking to face down some communists but not the main communists primarily because Russia was a little bit too hefty and the world wasn t uite ready for another world war straight after ww2Korea was dirtier and crueler than most wars simply because very few back home knew it was happening what it was being fought for and who exactly was fighting within it Ask the Average Joe on the street if the British fought in Korea and they d say WhatBut Britain did fight a small dedicated and diamond hard unit of men and this book documents their actions It s magnificent a testament to the poor bastard