I Remember Korea: Veterans Tell Their Stories of the Korean War, 1950-53

I Remember Korea: Veterans Tell Their Stories of the Korean War, 1950-53


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While current events have focused the public's attention on Korea once again, many veterans of the conflict that occurred there half a century ago worry that their time spent fighting in the "Forgotten War" will not be remembered or understood unless their story is told. Award-winning nonfiction author Linda Granfield has collected the personal accounts of 32 men and women who served with the Canadian and U.S. forces in Korea during the years 1950-53 and has described the main events of the war.
The veterans in this book represent different branches and aspects of the military, including medical, supplies, infantry, and naval. Their moving, sometimes graphic, recollections are illustrated with their own photographs. As commemorative ceremonies this year mark the 50th anniversary of the end of the Korean War, attempting to understand the human face of war is more important than ever.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781550050950
Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Limited
Publication date: 11/04/2003
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.04(d)
Age Range: 12 - 14 Years

About the Author

Linda Granfield is the author of over twenty-five non-fiction titles for young readers and adults, including Where Poppies Grow, which was awarded the Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada Information Book Award and In Flanders Fields. A dual U.S./Canadian citizen, Granfield immigrated nearly thirty years ago as a graduate student and has been involved in the Canadian children's book field ever since. She's reviewed hundreds of books, interviewed authors and illustrators, and has been a conference speaker and freelance educational writer. Granfield has toured North America coast-to-coast, meeting her readers and presenting workshops dealing with history and research.


Visit Linda’s website at www.lindagranfield.com.

Table of Contents

I Remember the Korean Warxiii
Terror and Courage - 19503
Caught in a Typhoon5
1004 Days9
"A Mechanized Angel"13
On the Battlefield17
Things That Go Bump in the Night20
"Very Similar to Me"22
After the Battles25
Two Wars, Two Years, Two Weeks29
A Night of Fear33
One of the "Train Busters"35
Not Like the Movies38
More Than One Kind of Enemy42
Food, Fun, and Finally Rest - 195145
Lima Beans? No, Thanks!47
Something to Enjoy50
Some Warmth in the Cold54
Special Missions58
Family Matters - 195263
The Cost of War65
A Brother's Love68
Thank You74
A Puff of Rice77
One Twin Came Home82
The "Kids" of the Korean War87
The Incomparable Skosh91
While Soldiers Sleep94
After the War - 195397
A Blast of Luck99
A Unique Cooling System104
The Fruits of Labor106
Welcome Home?109
"I Will Survive"112
"Unwanted Memories"115
Time Line121
Further Reading129
Web Sites of Interest129

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"oral histories...thematic chapters that offer insights...will help young readers see the human side of this often overlooked conflict." SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL School Library Journal

"affecting, first-person accounts...wide range of attitudes and experiences...the voices ring true...may stimulate curriculum research in..."The Forgotten War." BOOKLIST Booklist, ALA

"contributors speak for themselves in a few well-focused pages apiece...small snapshots make(s)the informal text all the more intimate." THE BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

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