The Frozen Chosen

The Frozen Chosen

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

Book - 2017
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"After World War II, Russia and the United States divided North and South Korea along the 38th Parallel. When the Communist North Korean People's Army pushed south of this line in June 1950, combined American and British forces under UN commander Douglas MacArthur halted and reversed the advance. By October, the US-led intervention was on the brink of pushing the forces of North Korea out of the peninsula. As they approached the border with China, however, they were faced with an onslaught from Mao Zedong's vast People's Volunteer Army. General MacArthur confidently predicted that the UN forces would brush aside the Chinese--but they had underestimated their foe. By November the 1st Marine Division was among UN forces surrounded at the Chosin Reservoir. Heavily outnumbered in the worst Siberian blizzard in a century, their only option to survive was to break out in a determined, fighting retreat. Featuring first-person interviews with survivors, and illustrated with black and white photographs and detailed campaign maps, this is an enthralling account of the US Marine Corps' Finest Hour."--Dust jacket.
Publisher: Oxford, UK : Osprey Publishing, a division of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc., 2017
Edition: Paperback edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781472824882
Branch Call Number: 951.90424 C582f 2017
Characteristics: 392 pages, [28] unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm

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