This true story of adventure and heroism during the Korean War focuses on a little known but pivotal battle waged over two days near the now infamous village of Kapyong. Here, a courageous batttalion of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry held firm, despite wave after wave of charging enemy troops. These bold young Canadians, many just raw recruits, were vastly outnumbered, but were never outfought. At D Company one man, whose heroism was never offically recognized, may have saved the entire battalion. In this long overdue book, Hub Gray sets the record straight. Six years of exhaustive research and interviews with more than 70 Patricias results in a riveting story of horror, fortitude, grief, paralyzing fear-and even humor. Against the backdrop of the larger war zone, Gray sheds new light on the soldiers who "surrendered not one inch of ground"-the only Canadian Army unit to be awarded the United States Army Presidential Unit Citation for valour at Kapyong. Gray's book takes a hard hitting, controversial, no holds-barred look at the men and especially their leaders during the months leading up to Kapyong.
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Book Description Bunker to Bunker Pub., 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111894255240