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Author:
Andrew Salmon
ISBN13:
978-1845134082
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1845134087
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Aurum Press (April 1, 2009)
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Andrew Salmon is a Seoul-based journalist who writes for The Times, The Washington Times, and Forbes . This book revolves around the stand of the British 29th Brigade at the Imjin river in Korea for three days in April 1951 against overwhelming Chinese attacks.

Andrew Salmon is a Seoul-based journalist who writes for The Times, The Washington Times, and Forbes magazine. He first became fascinated by the battle in 2001 when he met British veterans returning to the Imjin River to mark the 50th anniversary. The Brigade which consisted of 3 English.

To the Last Round book. There’s probably not a British man in a thousand who can tell you what happened on the Imjin River in 1951, so poorly do we commemorate the men who sailed to a country they’d never heard of to fight a war they didn’t understand, whose death toll would rival that of WWII’s eastern front. I’m so glad I read this book.

The book deals with the stubborn staying power of the British 29th Brigade at the battle of Imjin. Many Korean War historical narratives center on the failures of the US Army and the US Marines struggle at the Chosin Reservoir. Where they stopped a large Chinese army in its tracks - but suffered terribly for that bravery. The book covers the reasons for that stance. It was refreshing to delve into a story of a group of proud military men who refused to be beaten, even when the odds were overwhelming. The multiple storylines of different battalions, companies, platoons, and individual soldiers, Commonwealth and Belgium, make this an interesting read.

Salmon’s vivid use of recollections and dramatic quotes brings alive an unjustly forgotten conflict Book Overview.

Journalist Andrew Salmon covers the Koreas for Forbes, The South China Morning Post, The Times and .

Journalist Andrew Salmon covers the Koreas for Forbes, The South China Morning Post, The Times and The Washington Times. I bought this Product because I had a special interest in the History of The Battle of The Imjin river as my Cousin served in the Glorious Glosters as a Signal Sgt. at The Imjin River Battle.

This book revolves around the stand of the British 29th Brigade at the Imjin river in Korea for three days in April 1951 against overwhelming Chinese attacks. The Brigade which consisted of 3 English battalions plus a Belgian battalion were tasked to stop the Chinese 65th Army from breaking through the . lines and crushing the . mainly American and South Korean) forces. The author has used the recollections of veterans who fought in this epic battle to recreate the story of the men who held the line and gave their lives in this now forgotten war

It was a bloody battle and resulted in hundreds of British soldiers being taken prisoner for the remainder of the conflict.

And remarkably, the most notorious and celebrated battle in that conflict, from a British point of view, has never previously been written about at length.

Salmon, Andrew (2009). To the Last Round: the Epic British Stand on the Imjin River. The Guinness Book of Answers (3rd e. Enfield: Guinness Superlatives. ISBN 978-1-84513-408-2. Hastings, Max (1987). The Korean War. London: Michael Joseph. p. 250. ISBN 0-7181-2068-X. Fehrenbach, T. R. (2001). This Kind of War: the classic Korean War history. 304. ISBN 1-57488-334-8.

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Unraveling the chain of events that led to one of the most startling military encounters during the Korean War, this exhaustive account details how the Cold War abruptly ended with the Communist invasion of South Korea and explains in full the disastrous results that followed. Focusing on the inspirational story of Britain’s 29th Infantry Brigade, this fascinating documentation details China’s shock entry into the war, the panic experienced by UN forces as they were forced to retreat in sub-zero temperatures, the intense battle and hand-to-hand combat, and the near-decimation of British troops. Filled with exclusive interviews of the surviving veterans of every unit engaged—including those who survived for more than two years as POWs in grim North Korean prison camps—this is the true story of a handful of the men who remained at their posts, held off an army from their foxholes, and astonished the world with their courage and resolve. As the only account devoted exclusively to this now-legendary action, this remarkable narrative is an essential and historically invaluable resource for those interested in military history.

  • The Korean War isn't discussed nearly as much as other conflicts. One wonders why that might be. Certainly this book tries to blow away some of the cobwebs and dust and reveal what happened. For many reasons, it is an important issue for today's readers and worth reading. The Korean stand-off continues. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan seem to have run their course.

    We have seen how today' media treat even individual casulaties in Afghanistan. So how would they treat the decimation of a whole battalion in just 3 days. And not so long ago either?

    The book deals with the stubborn staying power of the British 29th Brigade at the battle of Imjin. Where they stopped a large Chinese army in its tracks - but suffered terribly for that bravery.

    The book covers the reasons for that stance. Also the psychology for that. There been too many hasty retreats by Korean and US troops up to that point? Was this the point to stop? But was it wise to sacrifice so many troops for that nodal point of land?

    The other aspect of the book is that only one unit which took part in the action was singled out for a US citation - the "Glorious Gordons". The other fighting units which made up the brigade weren't mentioned to the same extent. The book attempts to set the record straight.

    At this point in time the book really is worth reading and contemplating.

  • Desbribes a battle not well known in a war most people seemed to have forgotten.
    The soldiers of the Glochester battalion fought on bravely against an enemy outnumbering them sometimes 20 to 1.
    A piece of military history we should not forget, and the men that fought in the battle.
    I have several books on the Korean war and I find it very interesting. The fighting from the Imjin river to the final stand on Glouchester hill seriously disrupted the Chinese timetable and delayed their spring offensive, whose objective was to surround the capital Seoul and drive the UN out of Korea.

  • To the Last Round describes the action of this British brigade in Korea and the heroic stand it conducted on the Imjin River; Book has a great gasp of the detailed fighting that took place. The unit covered from its formation to after the battle. Book has maps showing the movement of this unit and tells of the action in great detail I started reading this book and could not put it down. Easy read and enjoyable

  • Once I started I couldn't put it down. Andrew Salmon's in-depth researching combined with a great story-telling ability makes this book a great read for those interested not only in Korea but also operations of the Commonwealth Army at the time.

    Many Korean War historical narratives center on the failures of the US Army and the US Marines struggle at the Chosin Reservoir. It was refreshing to delve into a story of a group of proud military men who refused to be beaten, even when the odds were overwhelming. The multiple storylines of different battalions, companies, platoons, and individual soldiers, Commonwealth and Belgium, make this an interesting read. Leaves you with the smell of cordite in your nostrils and the crack of a 20 ponder in your ears.

  • What Rick Atkinson did for WWII, Salmon does clearly regarding the British participation in the Korean War. While he does a great job of bringing in anecdotes and the individual detail that makes the account so personal, his description of the heroic battles with the Chinese forces brought me to the edge of my chair! An almost forgotten war and our ignorance of the courageous role the British played in it, make this an unforgettable reminder.

  • As a soldier who served after the Korean War but know or knew colleagues that did I was aware of my lack of detailed knowledge of that campaign. Reading the detailed accounts in book I was even more surprised at my previous ignorance that was due in part to the understandable reluctance of people like Malcolm Cubiss to talk about their experiences. Fortunately the author was able to get many survivors of all ranks to give him their detailed reflections to support his own detailed and thorough research.

    This book should be widely published as it gives the reader a better idea of what went on then and the dangers that still afflict the world with regard to North Korea.

  • Excellent read about the little known British part in the Korean war. This is a must read for true students of warfare. To The Last Round may be one of the finest hours of British servicemen who did so much with so little. The men in this book are in the truest sense "Warriors". America is extremely fortunate to have an ally of these brave and honorable men both past and present. The leadership of both officer and enlisted in this unit is truly outstanding and should be held as an example to our men and women in our armed forces.

  • I have read a number of books on the Korean War, and studied this battle, as a tactical lesson, before, but none went into the detail of the Imjin as this one. Well compiled, well researched and well written. A very good read, especially for students of land warfare - the lessons do not age. The author did well to catch the survivors before they all marched on.