The Korean War was a 20th Century conflict that has never ended.
South Korea, a powerhouse economy and dynamic democracy sits uneasily
alongside North Korea, the world's most secretive, belligerent,
unpredictable and repressive totalitarian state. Today, tensions simmer
and occasionally flare into outright violence on a peninsula dense with
arms, munitions and nuclear warheads.
Cameron Forbes, acclaimed author of Hellfire,
tells the story of the war and Australia's involvement in it in a
riveting narrative. From the letters and diaries of those diggers who
fought across Korea's unforgiving hills and mountains to the grand
strategies formulated in Washington, Moscow and Beijing, The
Korean War reveals the conflict on all its levels –
human, military and geopolitical. In the tradition of Les Carlyon's Gallipoli
and The Great War and Paul Ham's Vietnam,
Cameron Forbes has written a masterpiece that will serve as the
definitive history of Australia and the Korean War.
About The Author
Cameron Forbes was born in Rockhampton, Queensland. He has been
foreign editor of The Age, European and Asia correspondent
for The Age and Washington correspondent for The
Australian. He has reported wars and civil wars in the Middle
East, Rwanda, Afghanistan and Bougainville. He has spent much time in
that fascinating foreign country, Aboriginal Australia. He has received
the Graham Perkin Journalist of the Year Award, the Canadian Award for
Journalist Merit and the United Nations Association Media Peace Award.