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by Andrew Salmon
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 engagedincluding those who survived for more than two years as POWs in grim North Korean prison campsthis 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.
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