Far Eastern Tour: The Canadian Infantry in Korea, 1950-1953

Far Eastern Tour: The Canadian Infantry in Korea, 1950-1953

by Brent Byron Watson


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Using rigorous archival research and oral accounts, Far Eastern Tour follows the experiences of the Canadian infantry during the Korean War. Discussing the recruitment fiasco in Canada, a training regime inappropriate for Korea, and the stark living and combat conditions in Korea, Brent Watson shows that Canadian troops "soldiered on" despite the hardships.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780773532588
Publisher: McGill-Queens University Press
Publication date: 03/01/2007
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Brent Byron Watson is a defence policy officer at the Canadian National Defence Headquarters.

Table of Contents

Preface: Return to Koreaix
Introduction: Bums from the Slums3
1Slit-Trench Attitude18
2A Lot of Good Men Died32
3Domain of the Golden Dragon47
4Rice Burners and Katcoms62
5Keeping the Gunners in Good Training77
6Pucker Factor93
7Butcher's Bill108
8Permanent Souvenirs125
9Forgotten People142
10Rum and Coke157
Conclusion: Kap'yong Couldn't Have Been Much of a Battle175

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