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Photo taken during the largest amphibious landing since the end of World War II, Inchon harbor, Korea, 15 September 1950.
Korean War in Color: A Correspondent's Retrospective on a Forgotten War
by John Rich (Author), Lee Jin-hyuk (Editor). 248 pages (May 10, 2010) Seoul Selection. John Rich was a war correspondent in Korea for three years from 1950 to 1953. His photographs were undiscovered for decades, but are now available in this volume. Wide ranging subject matter of the Korean War, usually only seen in B&W.
Inch'on 1950: The Last Great Amphibious Assault
by Gordon Rottman. Osprey Publishing (April 2006). The 15 September 1950 Inchon Landing was a brilliant move by General Douglas MacArthur to recover the initiative in Korea. It worked despite hasty preparation and many problems. Inchon has entered the history of warfare as the last of its kind.
by Martin Russ. (April 1999). Gripping narrative of the Chosin Reservoir campaign in Korea, 1950. In this series of battles, 12,000 men of the 1st Marine Division held off bitter cold and 60,000 Chinese regulars under logistically impossible conditions. The author, who earned a Purple Heart
during his service with the Marines in Korea, uses the personal accounts
of eyewitnesses to convey what it felt like to be there. It was ugly,
it was horrible -- it was one of the finest examples of the bravery and
fighting spirit which are at the core of the USMC.
I Remember Korea
by Linda Granfield. 136 pages. (November 2003). A collection of 31 reminiscences and two poems to introduce readers to the "forgotten" conflict in Korea. Noted author Russell Freedman, a Korean War veteran, recounts his own experiences in the foreword. Granfield divides the oral histories into four thematic chapters that offer insights into the fear and courage demonstrated on the battlefield, the food and recreation opportunities for the troops, the war's impact on both Allied and Korean families, and the lasting effect on those who fought in this war. The readings describe incredible bravery and sacrifice, humorous incidents, and the tragedies of lost lives and missed opportunities.
Colder Than Hell
by Joseph R. Owen. 304 pages. (October 1997). The morning of December 8, 1950, found Marine lieutenant Owen, along with the rifle company he led, fighting his way through "blood-splotched snow" with the temperature at 25 degrees below zero, the beginning of another day in North Korea. Owen's dramatic account of that morning begins this close-focus combat memoir. Rifle company Baker-One-Seven, Owen tells us, "functioned at a primal level: they ate, slept, and fought, and they tried to get warm." What Owen presents here is an extraordinarily detailed and realistic account of combat at the level of individual soldiers and small units, covering the role of infantrymen in war, the dangers they are exposed to, the relations that form among them, what keeps them going, their ingenuity and their daring. By offering an extended look at deadly combat taking place on snow-covered mountainous terrain in bone-jarring cold, Owen highlights the hardships and tactics characteristic of the war in Korea. Photos; maps.