From the Imjin to the Hook: A National Service Gunner in the Korean War

From the Imjin to the Hook: A National Service Gunner in the Korean War

by James Jacobs


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781781593431
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited
Publication date: 06/19/2013
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 1,055,553
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Jim Jacobs was born in 1932 in Sussex. He was called up in 1950 and bored with home-based military life volunteered for overseas duty. Unusually after one tour in Korea he re-enlisted and is one of the very few who fought at both the Imjin River and Hook battles. After leaving the Army he emigrated to Australia but returned to England after 22 years. He and his wife live at Fareham, Hampshire.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vi

Preface vii

Glossary xi

Chapter 1 Another War 'Out East' 1

Chapter 2 Called to Arms 7

Chapter 3 Arrival at My War 25

Chapter 4 The Imjin River Battle - A Gunner's View 41

Chapter 5 Interlude in Japan 77

Chapter 6 Static Warfare, Heat, Rain and Mud 89

Chapter 7 Life on Jamestown Line 106

Chapter 8 Homeward Bound 127

Chapter 9 Obligation Fulfilled 133

Chapter 10 Once More a Volunteer 150

Chapter 11 Freedom is not Free 174

Appendix A In Remembrance 194

Appendix B Prisoners of War 196

Appendix C Letter to the Reservists 197

Appendix D The US Presidential Unit Citation 198

Appendix E Honours, Decorations and Awards 199

Sources & Bibliography 203

Index 204

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