The Line: Combat in Korea, January-February 1951: Combat in by William T. Bowers PDF

By William T. Bowers

ISBN-10: 0813125081

ISBN-13: 9780813125084

Many wrestle veterans refuse to debate their stories at the line. With the passage of time and the unreliability of reminiscence, it turns into obscure the genuine nature of warfare. In The Line: strive against in Korea, January–February 1951, retired military colonel William T. Bowers makes use of firsthand, eyewitness money owed of the Korean struggle to provide readers an intimate examine the heroism and horror of the battlefront. those interviews of infantrymen at the floor are quite telling simply because they have been performed via military historians instantly following strive against. often called the "forgotten war," the motion in Korea lasted from June 1950 until eventually July 1953 and was once rather savage for its opponents. through the first few months of the struggle, American and U.N. squaddies performed fast advances and hasty withdrawals, dicy amphibious landings and hazardous evacuations, all whereas dealing with severe climatic conditions. In early 1951, the 1st iciness of the conflict, frigid chilly and serious winds complex wrestle operations. As U.N. forces in Korea retreated from an oncoming chinese language and North Korean assault, U.S. commanders feared they'd be pressured to withdraw from profession and admit to a Communist victory. utilizing interviews and wide old study, The Line analyzes how American troops fought the enemy to a standstill over this pivotal two-month interval, reversing the process the battle. In early 1951, the struggle had approximately been misplaced, yet by way of February's finish, there existed the opportunity of keeping an self sufficient South Korea. Bowers compellingly illustrates how a sequence of small successes on the regiment, battalion, corporation, platoon, squad, and soldier degrees ensured that the road used to be held opposed to the North Korean enemy. The Line is the 1st of 3 volumes detailing strive against throughout the Korean battle. every one publication specializes in the strive against reports of person infantrymen and junior leaders. Bowers complements our realizing of wrestle by means of delivering explanatory research and supplemental details from reliable files, giving readers a whole photo of strive against operations during this understudied theatre. via searing firsthand debts and an severe specialise in this short yet serious time-frame, The Line deals new insights into U.S. army operations in the course of the 20th century and promises that the sacrifices of those brave squaddies are not misplaced to history.

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