The Final Crucible: U. S. Marines in Korea, 1953

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This account details the 1st Marine Division's battles during the final seven months of the Korean War in 1953, and presents b&w photos of members of the division during the war. It describes how the Marines battled a numerically superior foe and defended the high ground from barren outposts in the no-man's-land in front of the main lines. The account is based on original archival research, previously unpublished oral accounts, and the author's experiences serving in the 1st Marine Division's Reconnaissance ...
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Herndon, Virginia, U.S.A. 2001 Hard Cover First Edition New in New jacket Chronicles the activities of the U.S. Marine Corps during the little-known last six months of combat in ... Korea Provides the perspective of the fighting men who came face to face with the enemy every day In 1953, during the last six months of the Korean War and ongoing peace negotiations, combat was anything but quiet for the Marines. While standing by to ensure the safety of peace negotiations, they conducted daily patrols, raids, and ambushes. They also fought the terrible five day "Battle of the Nevada Cities." On July 27th, 1953, the last day of the shooting war, the Marines prevented a major enemy breakthrough at a last stand on the main Line of resistance. An unsuccessful defense might have prolonged the war indefinitely. As with volume one, the book contains previously unpublished original material. The combination of oral accounts with data extracted from Marine Corps archives makes for a vivid account of activity during the so Read more Show Less

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This account details the 1st Marine Division's battles during the final seven months of the Korean War in 1953, and presents b&w photos of members of the division during the war. It describes how the Marines battled a numerically superior foe and defended the high ground from barren outposts in the no-man's-land in front of the main lines. The account is based on original archival research, previously unpublished oral accounts, and the author's experiences serving in the 1st Marine Division's Reconnaissance Company and 1st Tank Battalion during the Korean War. This is a sequel to The Outpost War: US Marines in Korea, Vol.I: 1952.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781574883336
  • Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/1/1901
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 309
  • Product dimensions: 6.27 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 1.08 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Maps ix
Preface xi
Introduction 1
Chapter 1 Preparation for War 5
Chapter 2 Beginning of Another Year 21
Chapter 3 A Year on the Jamestown Line 34
Chapter 4 Raid on Ungok 52
Chapter 5 February, a Month of Raids 70
Chapter 6 Ambush on Gray Rock Ridge 87
Chapter 7 Spring Thaw 109
Chapter 8 Battle of the Cities 123
Chapter 9 Nevada City Aftermath 173
Chapter 10 The Army Way 192
Chapter 11 Return to War 218
Chapter 12 Boulder City 240
Chapter 13 The Warrior's Return 265
Appendix I Marine Corps Casualties 272
Appendix II Western Korea, 1952-1953 Hill, Outpost and Military Sites: Grid Numbers and Place Name Cross-Reference 273
Notes 283
Bibliography 292
Acknowledgments 296
Index 299
About The Author 309
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2003

    True story as told by those who were there

    A good summer read. About one Marine division which took 100 persent casualties at the rate of 873 per month. It was very hot and insect were overwelling in summer . In winter it was the clodest plase on earth.How did the Marines take it? The book tells us

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