The Frozen Chosen

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

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The Frozen Chosen

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

Description

In November 1950 The US 1st Marine Division was trapped in the Chosin Reservoir following the intervention of Red China in the Korean War. Fought during the worst blizzard in a century, the ensuing battle is considered by the United States Marine Corps to be 'the Corps' Finest Hour.' The soldiers who fought there would later become known as the 'Frozen Chosen'.

Published now in paperback, this incredible story is based on first hand interviews from surviving veterans, telling 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.

Table of Contents

List of Maps /List of Illustrations /Prologue /Introduction /1. Brother's Keeper /2. Background to War in the Land of The Morning Calm /3. The Wages of Hubris /4. The Fatal Decision /5. First Contact /6. Where is the Enemy? /7. The Chinese Attack /8. Holding On /9. Breakout /10. "Retreat, Hell, We're Just Attacking in a New Direction!" /11. Evacuation /12. Aftermath /Bibliography /Index

Product details

Published Jul 28 2016
Format Ebook (Epub)
Edition 1st
Extent 296
ISBN 9781472814388
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 66 b/w; 10 col
Series General Military
Short code GNM
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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