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Breakout : the Chosin Reservoir Campaign: Korea 1950 - Martin Russ


the Chosin Reservoir Campaign: Korea 1950


Published: 1st May 2000
For Ages: 18+ years old
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On General Douglas MacArthur's orders, a force of 12,000 U.S. Marines were marching north to the Yalu river in late November 1950. These three regiments of the 1st Marine Division -- strung out along eighty miles of a narrow mountain road -- soon found themselves completely surrounded by 60,000 Chinese soldiers. Despite being given up for lost by the military brass, the 1st Marine Division fought its way out of the frozen mountains, miraculously taking their dead and wounded with them as they ran the gauntlet of unceasing Chinese attacks.

This is the gripping story that Martin Russ tells in his extraordinary book. Breakout is an unforgettable portrayal of the terror and courage of men as they face sudden death, making the bloody battles of the Korean hills and valleys come alive as they never have before.

ISBN: 9780140292596
ISBN-10: 0140292594
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 458
Published: 1st May 2000
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.41