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Recounts the brutal fighting undertaken by the men of the 1st Marine Division during the Korean War when they were surrounded by a larger force of Chinese troops and had to fight their way out
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In Nov.-Dec. 1950, the 1st Marine Division and part of the 7th Army Division were surrounded and vastly outnumbered at the Chosin Reservoir in northeast Korea by Chinese Communist forces, but managed to fight their way to Hungnam where an armada of ships took survivors to safety. Wilson offers a simplified, journalistic version of this complex campaign. Drawing on veterans' reminiscences, he stitches together a traditional gung-ho account of Marine operations but has little to say about the Army battalions whose sacrifice, according to some historians, enabled the Marines to escape. The book is marred by the author's descriptive inadequacies ("Boom!" appears six times on one page, for instance) and excessive reliance on stiff-upper-lip dialogue recalled over a span of nearly four decades. Wilson is photo editor for the Los Angeles Times. Photos. Military Book Club dual main selection.
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Book Description William Morrow & Co, 1988. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0688075762
Book Description William Morrow & Co, 1988. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0688075762
Book Description William Morrow & Co, 1988. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # MB00YDJ5VNU
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