Auteur: Dvorchak e.a.
The associated press history of the Korean conflict
Battle for Korea is a vivid historical and photographic retrospective of one of the most controversial and hard-fought military actions in U.S. history, the Korean War. Though called a "police action," some 2,000,000 lives were lost in the conflict, including those of 33,000 Ameri-cans. The writers and photographers of The Associated Press were on the front lines during the war's most grueling battles to report the fighting. From the desperate defense of the Pusan Perimeter, to the bril-liant landing at Inchon, to the hard fought retreat from the Chosin Reservoir, these are stories that need to be told. A complete survey of the war's events, this book includes de-scriptions of the strategies of the generals as well as poignant sto-ries of the private struggles of soldiers in the field. The narrative is generously illustrated with pictures by AP photographers who followed the soldiers into combat, behind the lines and on the march. Important topics re-ceive special attention in captivat-ing sidebars: General William Dean's survival during his brutal captivity; desegregation of the armed forces; and the prolonged efforts to build a memorial to Korean War veterans. Detailed maps convey the ebb and flow of communist and U.N. offensives. Battle for Korea examines the entire conflict in its many aspects and its lasting repercussions. This book is a testament to the men and women who served with valor and those who gave their lives in Korea.