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War of Patrols: Canadian Army Operations in Korea

Jihnston, William

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ISBN 10: 0774810084 / ISBN 13: 9780774810081
Published by Univ of British Columbia, Canada, 2003
Condition: Fine to As New Hardcover
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Title: War of Patrols: Canadian Army Operations in ...

Publisher: Univ of British Columbia, Canada

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hard Back

Book Condition:Fine to As New

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine to As New

Edition: First Edition

Book Type: HB Black Cloth

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The extended peace the world anticipated following the decisive Allied victory in the Second World War was abruptly shattered in June 1950 by the invasion of South Korea by communist North Korea. Responding to a United Nations’ call to assist the South Korean regime, Canada deployed an 8000-man brigade to the peninsula to fight as part of an American-led UN force.

This comprehensive account of the Canadian campaign in Korea provides the first detailed study of the training, leadership, operations, and tactics of the brigade under each of its three wartime commanders as well as its relationship with American and Commonwealth allies. An impeccably researched analytical history, the book examines the uneven performance of the various Canadian units and argues that the soldiers of the "Special Force" initially sent to Korea were more thorough and professional in their operations than were the army’s regular battalions that eventually replaced them at the front.

The revisionist interpretations of A War of Patrols will attract both academic and military professionals, as well as general readers interested in a fresh look at an important part of Canada’s military past.

Published in association with the Canadian War Museum.

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William Johnston is an historian with the Directorate of History and Heritage, Department of National Defence, Ottawa.

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