The Korean War 1950-53

The Korean War 1950-53

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At 4am on Sunday 25 June 1950 powerful North Korean forces invaded South Korea, advancing down the Uijongbu Corridor towards the Southern Capital of Seoul. South Korean troops resisted bravely, but were crushed by overwhelming Northern superiority. Later that day the United Nations Security Council condemned the aggression, and on 7 July appointed US General of the Army Douglas MacArthur to command UN forces which would be sent to save South Korea. Nigel Thomas and Peter Abbott explore the history of this conflict, which pitted UN forces against the People's Republic of China in a resulting in hundreds of thousands of casualties.(US Army via Lee Russell) style a#39;Eisenhower jacketa#39; which had become the standard US temperate climate service dress ... US officers could combine it with light-coloured slacks on the same basis as the pre-war a#39;pinks and greensa#39;, and this officer has ... A closed-collar version, worn with olive drab trousers and peaked cap, was authorised for enlisted men. ... While generals wore US-style stars, field and company grade officers wore their devices mounted on gilt backing bars in aanbsp;...

Title:The Korean War 1950-53
Author: Nigel Thomas, Peter Abbott
Publisher:Osprey Publishing - 1986

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