Chinese Hordes and Human Waves: A Personal Perspective of the Korean War 1950-1953

Chinese Hordes and Human Waves: A Personal Perspective of the Korean War 1950-1953

by Brian Parritt

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Chinese Hordes and Human Waves: A Personal Perspective of the Korean War 1950-1953 by Brian Parritt

The North Koreans’ attack on their Southern neighbors shocked and surprised the World. The conflict rapidly escalated with China soon heavily involved on one side and the United States and United Nations on the other.

The author, then a young Gunner officer, found himself in the midst of this very nasty war. He describes first hand what it was like to be at the infamous Battle of the Hook, where UN troops held off massed attacks by the Communists. Few outside the war zone realized just how horrific conditions were.

As a qualified Chinese interpreter and, later, a senior military intelligence officer, Parritt is well placed to analyze why the Commonwealth got involved, the mistakes and successes and the extreme risk that the war represented.

This is not only a fine memoir but a unique insight into a forgotten War.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781783373727
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited
Publication date: 12/19/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Brigadier Brian Parritt served as a Gunner Officer in Korea 1952-53. He took part in the Third Battle of The Hook and as the Forward Observation Officer in a company level night attack by the 1st King's Regiment where he was wounded. He then transferred to the Intelligence Corps and held senior intelligence appointments in Libya, Cyprus, the Far East and Northern Ireland. His final post was for five years as Director of the Intelligence Corps.

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