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The Korean War - Max Hastings

Guild, 1987, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges, faded at the extremities and spine.

Illustrated with B&W photographs. United Nations troops suffered 142,000 casualties to restore the independence of South Korea after the communist invasion of June 1950. The British Army lost three times as many men in Korea as in the Falklands War, and fought its biggest battles since 1945 – above all on the Imjin river in April 1951, when the Gloucesters, the Ulsters, and the Northumberland Fusiliers staged their memorable sacrificial stand, holding the road to Seoul against the Chinese Spring Offensive. The Korean War retains a special fascination as the only conflict in which an army has fought under the flag of the United Nations in pursuit of military objectives. It was also, in many important respects, a rehearsal for the conflict in Vietnam.
Size: 9½" x 6¼"
Number of Pages: 476

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