WAR THAT NEVER ENDED: The Short History of the Korean War

WAR THAT NEVER ENDED: The Short History of the Korean War

GORDON KERR    Book Number: 89838    Product format: Paperback

The Korean War is the war that never ended, a conflict between two parts of what was once one nation, the Republic of South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. But it is more than that. It began in 1950 and was a war between two systems - the capitalism of the West and the Communism of Russia. The UN forces that supported South Korea after it was invaded by North Korea lost more than 170,000 troops, with 32,925 listed as missing, and more than half a million wounded. North Korea suffered up to half a million dead and almost 700,000 wounded and a staggering 2.5 million civilians lost their lives during the conflict. It heralded a dangerous time in global relations and only the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 created a greater risk of nuclear warfare in the years since 1945. Here are a dazzling array of political and military talent from Harry S. Truman, Generals Marshall, MacArthur, Ridgway and Bradley, the North Korean leader Kim Il-sung (1912-94), father of the current leader Kim Jong-un, and Mao Zedong and Joseph Stalin. The war itself featured significant military events such as the surprise landing of UN troops at Inchon and the advance of forces as far as the Yalu River on the Chinese border, and the surprise Chinese intervention in October 1950. The book follows the events that led to and created the conflict and then guides the reader through the political machinations, personalities and battles of this brutal war and how the events in the Korean peninsula helped to shape out world. Compact 192 page paperback.
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ISBN 9780857303882
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