This Kind of War

This Kind of War
Title This Kind of War PDF eBook
Author T. R. Fehrenbach
Publisher
Total Pages 720
Release 1963
Genre Korean War, 1950-1953
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This Kind of War

This Kind of War
Title This Kind of War PDF eBook
Author T. R. Fehrenbach
Publisher Potomac Books, Inc.
Total Pages 905
Release 2000
Genre Korean War, 1950-1953
ISBN 1597978787

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Updated with maps, photographs, and battlefield diagrams, this special fiftieth anniversary edition of the classic history of the Korean War is a dramatic and hard-hitting account of the conflict written from the perspective of those who fought it. Partly drawn from official records, operations journals, and histories, it is based largely on the compelling personal narratives of the small-unit commanders and their troops. Unlike any other work on the Korean War, it provides both a clear panoramic overview and a sharply drawn you were there account of American troops in fierce combat against th.

This Kind of War

This Kind of War
Title This Kind of War PDF eBook
Author T. R. Fehrenbach
Publisher
Total Pages 0
Release 1963
Genre Korean War, 1950-1953
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Combat Ready? The Eighth U.S. Army on the Eve of the Korean War

Combat Ready? The Eighth U.S. Army on the Eve of the Korean War
Title Combat Ready? The Eighth U.S. Army on the Eve of the Korean War PDF eBook
Author Thomas E. Hanson
Publisher Texas A&M University Press
Total Pages 201
Release 2010
Genre History
ISBN 1603443355

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"Historians and sliders have not been kind to either [General Douglas] MacArthur or the soldiers whom he placed in harm's way in the summer of 1950 ... This study seeks to redress the imbalance that exists between fact and interpretation. For too long historians and soldiers have roundly criticized Task Force Smith's performance, extrapolated from its fate a set of assumptions about what constitutes readiness, and then used those assumptions to condemn the entire Eighth Army. The reality is much more complex. A proper examination of the historical record reveals wide disparities in the readiness and combat effectiveness of the subordinate units of America's first forward-deployed Cold War field force ... This work will demonstrate how units achieved that readiness by means of case studies of four infantry regiments, one from each of the four infantry divisions that constituted the Eighth Army in 1950. It synthesizes contemporary training doctrine, training records generated by maneuver units, unit histories, reports of inspections by outside agencies, contemporary self-assessments, and the observations of veterans who served in Japan in the fifteen months before the outbreak of the Korean War. It challenges the long-standing reputation of the Eighth Army as flabby, dispirited, and weak"--Introduction.

This Kind Of War

This Kind Of War
Title This Kind Of War PDF eBook
Author T. R. Fehrenbach
Publisher
Total Pages
Release 2001-03-21
Genre History
ISBN 9780613997966

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The authoritative, highly acclaimed classic of the Korean War, This Kind of War is a dramatic and hard-hitting account of the conflict written from the perspective of those who fought it.

Under a War-Torn Sky

Under a War-Torn Sky
Title Under a War-Torn Sky PDF eBook
Author L.M. Elliot
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd
Total Pages 264
Release 2015-04-01
Genre Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 1409591344

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Shot down on a mission, 19-year-old bomber pilot Henry is alone in a treacherous land. Desperate to get back to his family and the girl he loves, he is forced to rely on the kindness of strangers and the cunning of the French Resistance. But in his battle to survive the deadly journey across Nazi-occupied Europe, he must face a terrible choice: can he take someone's life to save his own?

Refighting the Last War

Refighting the Last War
Title Refighting the Last War PDF eBook
Author D. Clayton James
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Total Pages 322
Release 2010-06-15
Genre History
ISBN 1451602375

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Distinguished historian D. Clayton James offers a brilliant reinterpretation of the Korean War conflict. Focusing on the critical issue of command, he shows how the Korean War is a key to understanding American decision-making in all military encounters since World War II. Korea, the first of America’s limited wars to stem the tide of world communism, was fought on unfamiliar terrain and against peasant soldiers and would become a template for subsequent American military engagements, especially Vietnam. And yet, the strategic and tactical doctrines employed in Korea, as well as the weapons and equipment, were largely left over from World War II. James, the master biographer of MacArthur, uses studies of military crises to examine the American high command in the Korean War. He explores the roles, leadership, personalities, and prejudices of five key commanders—President Harry S. Truman; Generals Douglas MacArthur, Matthew B. Ridgway, and Mark W. Clark; and Admiral C. Turner Joy—and then looks at six crucial issues confronting them in that conflict. From the decision made by Truman, without congsessional approval, to commit United States forces to combat in Korea, to MacArthur’s persistent fight for approval of his dangerous plan to assault Inchon, to the judgment to finally open truce negotiations, these turning points illuminate the American way of command in wartime. James analyzes the ground-level results and long-term implications of each choice, and sensitively explores the course that might had followed if other options had been taken. Probing the nature and consequences of these military resolutions, James shows how the conduct of the Korean War, like every new war, bears the imprint of the preceding one.