The Frozen Chosen

The Frozen Chosen

The 1st Marine Division and the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir

General Military
  • Author: Thomas McKelvey Cleaver
  • Short code: GNM
  • Publication Date: 28 Jul 2016
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The Frozen Chosen is an account of the breakout from the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea by the First Marine Division following the intervention of Red China in the Korean War. Fought during the worst blizzard in a century it is considered by the United States Marine Corps to be 'the Corps' Finest Hour.'
Based on first-person interviews from surviving veterans, who came to be known as the Frozen Chosen, this is an incredible story of heroism and bravery in the face of overwhelming odds as a handful of Marines fought desperately against wave after wave of Chinese forces. Sometimes forced into desperate hand to hand combat, the fighting retreat from Chosin marked one of the darkest moments for Western forces in Korea, but would go on to resonate with generations of Marines as a symbol of the Marine Corps dogged determination, fighting skill and never-say-die attitude on the battlefield.

Biographical Note

Thomas McKelvey Cleaver has been a published writer for the past 40 years. He is a regular contributor to Flight Journal magazine. He has had a lifelong interest in the Korean War and this work is the product of 25 years of research. He is the author of Aces of the 78th Fighter Group and F4F and F6F Aces of VF-2, as well as Fabled Fifteen: The Pacific War Saga of Carrier Air Group 15 and The Bridgebusters: The True Story of the Catch-22 Bomb Group. During his 30 years as a screenwriter in Hollywood, he wrote the cult classic The Terror Within and worked as a supervising producer on a number of TV and cable series. He served in the US Navy in Vietnam.

Contents

List of Maps
List of Illustrations
Prologue
Introduction
CHAPTER ONE: Brother's Keeper
CHAPTER TWO: Background to War in the Land of The Morning Calm
CHAPTER THREE: The Wages of Hubris
CHAPTER FOUR: The Fatal Decision
CHAPTER FIVE: First Contact
CHAPTER SIX: Where is the Enemy?
CHAPTER SEVEN: The Chinese Attack
CHAPTER EIGHT: Holding On
CHAPTER NINE: Breakout
CHAPTER TEN: "Retreat, Hell, We're Just Attacking in a New Direction!”
CHAPTER ELEVEN: Evacuation
CHAPTER TWELVE: Aftermath
Bibliography
Index

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