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War in Korea, 1950-1953: A Pictorial History

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On June 25, 1950, Communist North Korea launched a massive attack across the 38th Parallel against the Republic of Korea (ROK). Three years and over five million casualties later, on July 27, 1953, an armistice was signed, ending the war within miles of where it had started. Vastly smaller in scale than World War II and pushed into the background of our nation's consciousness by the extended trauma of Vietnam, it is only now, fifty years later, that its history is coming to the ...
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Overview

On June 25, 1950, Communist North Korea launched a massive attack across the 38th Parallel against the Republic of Korea (ROK). Three years and over five million casualties later, on July 27, 1953, an armistice was signed, ending the war within miles of where it had started. Vastly smaller in scale than World War II and pushed into the background of our nation's consciousness by the extended trauma of Vietnam, it is only now, fifty years later, that its history is coming to the fore.
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An oversized (11.25<'>) pictoral tribute to US forces in the Asian peninsula, compiled by military historian Giangreco. The 521 black- and-white photographs encompass the Army and Marine ground forces, operations carried out by the US Navy and Air Force, and troops of other countries operating under the flag of the United Nations. The text is limited to captions; there is neither index or bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780891417293
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/6/2001
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 8.53 (w) x 10.96 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Korea-A Nation Divided 1
Chapter 2 Invasion 23
Chapter 3 Inch'on-The UN Strikes Back 67
Chapter 4 Drive to the Yalu 97
Chapter 5 "An Entirely New War" 127
Chapter 6 Attacks and Counterattacks 163
Chapter 7 War Along the Outposts 203
Chapter 8 The Air War 249
Chapter 9 The War at Sea 275
Chapter 10 The Last Battles 299
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