In November 1950, the Chinese Army invaded North Korea with eight divisions tasked with the destruction of the 1st Marine Division at the Chosin Reservoir. The Marines made a 78-mile fighting withdrawal in arctic conditions before being evacuated by the US Navy.
In February 1951, the 1st Marine Division returned to combat assisting Eighth (US) Army to repulse five Chinese Army offensives over four months. By November 1951, the large-scale back and forth offensives operations by the opposing sides had ended, replaced by a stalemate which lasted until the 27 July, 1953 armistice. The bitter three-year conflict accounted for the death of 4,267 Marines with another 23,744 wounded.
In classic Images of War style, expert author Michael Green describes the United States Marine Corps’ outstanding contribution, organization, tactics, fighting doctrine and weaponry.
"This book provides a ready reference for figure, AFV, or diorama modelers as well as good reading for anyone looking for a concise understanding of the complicated back and forth nature of the 'Forgotten War'." ~IPMS/USA
"The mix of display and in-the-field shots offers a good all-around look at the Marines and their air, ground, and sea weaponry, plus the occasional North Korean or Chinese POW. Another winner in the series." ~Historical Miniatures Gaming Society
"This book will be of interest to modelers and military historians alike." ~AMPS Indianapolis