An essential piece of the increasing scholarship on and about the Korean War.
"Today, 50-plus years after the conflict, the experience of being a soldier during the Korean War is generally unknown. Edwards presents a concise text for students and general readers offering an overview of the daily routines of soldiers during The Forgotten War. Coverage includes background information on the outbreak of the war and physical and cultural aspects of Korea; phases and campaigns; the process of raising a military force for the war; learning to be a soldier and to fight with WWII weapons; life on the front; care of the wounded and dead; life behind the line; soldiers' attitudes about enemies and allies; media, morale, and myths; religion, relaxation, and entertainment; returning home; and how the war is remembered by veterans. The text also includes a timeline and an extensive bibliography."
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