Korea

The Ground War from Both Sides

Philip Chinnery

The Korean War
opened with the invasion of South Korea
by the North Koreans in June 1950.
This superbly illustrated book traces the
fluctuating fortunes of war from both
sides. The story is well told in photographs,
captions and text. The images
portray the brutal nature of the war,
where neither POWs nor civilians were
safe. Korea was arguably the
Date Published :
April 2013
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
Images of War
Illustration :
250 b/w images
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781848848191
Pages : 144
Dimensions : 9.5 X 7.5 inches
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$29.95

Overview
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The Korean War opened with the invasion of South Korea by the North Koreans in June 1950. This superbly illustrated book traces the fluctuating fortunes of war from both sides. The South Koreans were saved from defeat by the arrival of the American and UN forces under General MacArthur but the success of his offensive brought in the Chinese who undetected by the Allies, counter-attacked with over a quarter of a million men of the Peoples Volunteer Army. Once again the Allies fell back and a stalemate developed. No peace treaty was ever signed.

The story is well told in photographs, captions and text. Many of the images portray the brutal nature of the war, where neither POWs nor civilians were safe.

Korea was arguably the last major conflict fought outside the glare of the media and the photographs in this fine book give a unique insight into the conflict.

About The Author
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Philip Chinnery is the chairman of the National Ex-Prisoner of War Association and has carried out extensive research into the life of prisoners of the First World War in German hands. A prolific writer, he has published almost 20 books on military and aviation subjects including three on the Korean war for Pen and Sword. He also writes articles for Flypast and Aeroplane Monthly magazines and has recently produced two specials for Key Publishing on the Vietnam and Korean air wars. He is currently working on a second volume on the First World War describing the escapes carried out by desperate and determined prisoners of the Kaiser.

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