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East of Chosin : entrapment and breakout in Korea, 1950

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  • Running Time: 14:00 hrs
    Narrator: Sean Runnette
    Tantor Media, 2018
    Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.


  • Contributor: Tantor Media; OneClick Digital (Firm); Runnette, Sean
    Edition: Unabridged

    Appleman's book clears up one of the nagging mysteries of the Korean War: the fate of the 7th U.S. Division's Task Force Faith between November 27 and December 1, 1950, when Chinese forces surrounded it along the icy shores of the Chosin Reservoir. Due to poor command decisions and lack of communication, only 385 out of some 3000 GIs made it back to the relative safety of the Marine perimeter nearby. Appleman addresses the oft-debated question of why the Marines did not send a rescue force, and the degree to which the sacrifice of the GIs enabled the 1st Marine Division to accomplish its successful retreat. Based on analysis of official records and interviews with survivors, this study can be appreciated as a highly suspenseful account of a military catastrophe and as an inverted object lesson in field command under the worst possible conditions.

    Original Publisher: [Old Saybrook, Conn.], [Prince Frederick, Md.], Tantor Media, [Distributed by] OneClick Digital
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 9781400199341