On 25 June, 1950, the invasion of South Korea by the Communist North launched one of the bloodiest conflicts of the last century. The seemingly limitless power of the Chinese-backed North was thrown against the ferocious firepower of the UN-backed South in a war that can be seen today as the stark prelude to Vietnam.
Max Hastings drew on first-hand accounts of those who fought on both sides to produce this vivid and incisive reassessment of the Korean War, bringing the military and human dimensions into sharp focus. Critically acclaimed on publication, The Korean War remains the best narrative history of this conflict.
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A missing piece of history
Print would have provided a reference book that I could see maps
The political tensions between the various countries and the potential use of nuclear weapons
not listened to any
no emotional reaction other than wishing the veterans should gain far more recognition for their action in this forgotten and neglected conflict
A really worthy book to gain an insight into a war that has been ignored and forgotten.
- Mark P