The Korean War 1950–53 cover

Description

At 4am on Sunday 25 June 1950 powerful North Korean forces invaded South Korea, advancing down the Uijongbu Corridor towards the Southern Capital of Seoul. South Korean troops resisted bravely, but were crushed by overwhelming Northern superiority. Later that day the United Nations Security Council condemned the aggression, and on 7 July appointed US General of the Army Douglas MacArthur to command UN forces which would be sent to save South Korea. Nigel Thomas and Peter Abbott explore the history of this conflict, which pitted UN forces against the People's Republic of China in a resulting in hundreds of thousands of casualties.

Table of Contents

The Course of the War · North Korea · South Korea · United States of America · British Commonwealth · Other United Nations Contingents · People's Republic of China · The Plates

Product details

Published Mar 27 1986
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9780850456851
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 black and white images and 8 colour artwork plates
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 174
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Nigel Thomas

DR NIGEL THOMAS PhD is an accomplished linguist an…

Author

Peter Abbott

Peter Abbott is a retired university lecturer. H…

Illustrator

Mike Chappell

MIKE CHAPPELL comes from an Aldershot family with…

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