On Desperate Ground

On Desperate Ground
Author: Hampton Sides
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2018
Genre: HISTORY
ISBN: 9781101971215

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"A chronicle of the extraordinary feats of heroism by Marines called on to do the impossible during the greatest battle of the Korean War."--Provided by publisher.

U S Marines in the Korean War

U S  Marines in the Korean War
Author: Charles Richard Smith
Publsiher: Government Printing Office
Total Pages: 741
Release: 2007
Genre: Korean War, 1950-1953
ISBN: 0160872510

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Contains the anthology of publications formerly compiled by the History and Museums Division during the 50th anniversary commemoration of the Korean Conflict, 1950-1953. Focus of the articles is to remember those Marines who fought and died in the "forgotten war."

U S Marines in the Korean War

U S  Marines in the Korean War
Author: Charles Richard Smith
Publsiher: Marine Corps
Total Pages: 741
Release: 2007
Genre: Government publications
ISBN: MSU:31293017424825

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Contains the anthology of publications formerly compiled by the History and Museums Division during the 50th anniversary commemoration of the Korean Conflict, 1950-1953. Focus of the articles is to remember those Marines who fought and died in the "forgotten war."

Frozen Chosin U S Marines At The Changjin Reservoir Illustrated Edition

Frozen Chosin  U S  Marines At The Changjin Reservoir  Illustrated Edition
Author: Brigadier General Edwin H. Simmons
Publsiher: Pickle Partners Publishing
Total Pages: 179
Release: 2015-11-06
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781786256089

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Includes more than 40 maps, plans and illustrations. This volume in the official History of the Marine Corps chronicles the part played by United States Marines in the Chosin Reservoir Campaign. The race to the Yalu was on. General of the Army Douglas MacArthur’s strategic triumph at Inchon and the subsequent breakout of the U.S. Eighth Army from the Pusan Perimeter and the recapture of Seoul had changed the direction of the war. Only the finishing touches needed to be done to complete the destruction of the North Korean People’s Army. Moving up the east coast was the independent X Corps, commanded by Major General Edward M. Almond, USA. The 1st Marine Division, under Major General Oliver P. Smith, was part of X Corps and had been so since the 15 September 1950 landing at Inchon. After Seoul the 1st Marine Division had reloaded into its amphibious ships and had swung around the Korean peninsula to land at Wonsan on the east coast. The landing on 26 October 1950 met no opposition; the port had been taken from the land side by the resurgent South Korean army. The date was General Smith’s 57th birthday, but he let it pass unnoticed. Two days later he ordered Colonel Homer L. Litzenberg, Jr., 47, to move his 7th Marine Regimental Combat Team north from Wonsan to Hamhung. Smith was then to prepare for an advance to the Manchurian border, 135 miles distant. And so began one of the Marine Corps’ greatest battles—or, as the Corps would call it, the “Chosin Reservoir Campaign.” The Marines called it the “Chosin” Reservoir because that is what their Japanese-based maps called it. The South Koreans, nationalistic sensibilities disturbed, preferred—and, indeed, would come to insist—that it be called the “Changjin” Reservoir.

The Last Stand of Fox Company

The Last Stand of Fox Company
Author: Bob Drury,Tom Clavin
Publsiher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2009-11-10
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781555849122

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“The authors of the bestselling Halsey’s Typhoon do a fine job recounting one brutal, small-unit action during the Korean War’s darkest moment.” —Publishers Weekly November 1950, the Korean Peninsula. After General MacArthur ignores Mao’s warnings and pushes his UN forces deeper into North Korea, his 10,000 First Division Marines find themselves surrounded and hopelessly outnumbered by 100,000 Chinese soldiers near the Chosin Reservoir. Their only chance for survival is to fight their way south through the Toktong Pass, a narrow gorge that will need to be held open at all costs. The mission is handed to Captain William Barber and the 234 Marines of Fox Company, a courageous but undermanned unit of the First Marines. Barber and his men climb seven miles of frozen terrain to a rocky promontory overlooking the pass, where they will endure four days and five nights of nearly continuous Chinese attempts to take Fox Hill. Amid the relentless violence, three-quarters of Fox’s Marines are killed, wounded, or captured. Just when it looks like they will be overrun, Lt. Colonel Raymond Davis, a fearless Marine officer who is fighting south from Chosin, volunteers to lead a daring mission that will seek to cut a hole in the Chinese lines and relieve the men of Fox. This is a fast-paced and gripping account of heroism in the face of impossible odds.

Counteroffensive

Counteroffensive
Author: Ronald J. Brown
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 68
Release: 2001
Genre: Korean War, 1950-1953
ISBN: UIUC:30112032827351

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This book was donated as a part of the David H. Hugel Collection, an archival collection of the Special Collections & Archives, University of Baltimore.

Staff Operations

Staff Operations
Author: Richard Winship Stewart
Publsiher: Fort Leavenworth, Kan. : U.S. Army Command and General Staff College
Total Pages: 76
Release: 1991
Genre: Korean War, 1950-1953
ISBN: SRLF:A0012348272

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Over the Seawall

Over the Seawall
Author: Edwin Howard Simmons
Publsiher: Marine Corps
Total Pages: 68
Release: 2000
Genre: Korean War, 1950-1953
ISBN: NYPL:33433050844806

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Marines in the Korean War Commemorative Series. Chronicles the invasion by United States Marines at Inchon in the initial stages of the KoreanWar.

U S Marine Operations in Korea 1950 1953

U S  Marine Operations in Korea  1950 1953
Author: United States. Marine Corps
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1955
Genre: Korean War, 1950-1953
ISBN: LCCN:55060727

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Within Limits

Within Limits
Author: Wayne Thompson,Bernard C. Nalty
Publsiher: DIANE Publishing
Total Pages: 62
Release: 1997-07-01
Genre: Korean War, 1950-1953
ISBN: 9780788140099

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Despite American success in preventing the conquest of South Korea by communist North Korea, the Korean War of 1950-1953 did not satisfy Americans who expected the kind of total victory they had experienced in WW II. In Korea, the U.S. limited itself to conventional weapons. Even after communist China entered the war, Americans put China off-limits to conventional bombing as well as nuclear bombing. Operating within these limits, the U.S. Air Force helped to repel 2 invasions of South Korea while securing control of the skies so decisively that other U.N. forces could fight without fear of air attack.

All Blood Runs Red

All Blood Runs Red
Author: Phil Keith,Tom Clavin
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-11-05
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781488036033

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The incredible story of the first African American military pilot, who went on to become a Paris nightclub impresario, a spy in the French Resistance and an American civil rights pioneer Eugene Bullard lived one of the most fascinating lives of the twentieth century. The son of a former slave and an indigenous Creek woman, Bullard fled home at the age of eleven to escape the racial hostility of his Georgia community. When his journey led him to Europe, he garnered worldwide fame as a boxer, and later as the first African American fighter pilot in history. After the war, Bullard returned to Paris a celebrated hero. But little did he know that the dramatic, globe-spanning arc of his life had just begun. All Blood Runs Red is the inspiring untold story of an American hero, a thought-provoking chronicle of the twentieth century and a portrait of a man who came from nothing and by his own courage, determination, gumption, intelligence and luck forged a legendary life.

U S Marines in the Korean War

U  S  Marines in the Korean War
Author: U. S. Marine Corps
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 742
Release: 2017-01-31
Genre: History
ISBN: 1946411221

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The anthology of articles that follows was compiled by the History and Museums Division during the 50th Anniversary commemoration of the Korean Conflict, 1950-1953. The focus of the various authors who wrote these historically related works on Korea did so to remember those Marines who fought and died in what some historians sometimes characterized as the "forgotten war." Forgotten or not, the Korean conflict was without parallel in Marine Corps history and no one who experienced it or lived through this era could ever forget the difficulties that they would encounter there. The Korean War also represented a milestone in the developmental history of the Marine Corps. For perhaps what could very well be the last time, the Marine Corps made an opposed World War II style amphibious landing against a dedicated enemy. Korea was also the opening salvo in what became known as the Cold War. In reality, Korea represented the beginning of a series of "limited wars" that would be fought by the United States with the express political purpose of keeping such conflicts from developing into full blown world wars. Frustratingly for the men and women in uniform during the Cold War, political considerations frequently overrode military exigencies and logic. Having just successfully concluded a total war against an enemy whose objectives were clearly identifiable, the Korean conflict proved fraught with political twists and turns that made the military's job immensely more difficult. This was especially evident during the "stalemate" phase of the war, 1952-1953. No less bloody or violent, this period of the conflict saw the Marine Corps incur a significant number of casualties. The Korean conflict was also important for operational reasons. It was clear that from 1950 on, limited wars fought by U.S. forces would be largely "come as you are affairs." During the summer and early fall of 1950, the Marine Corps learned a valuable lesson when it had to scramble to assemble its landing force for the Inchon operation, getting the 1st Marine Division into theater in the nick of time. No longer would the United States have the luxury of time in getting forces ready for limited wars. Next, for the first time, the advent of the helicopter would play a significant role in the combat plans of Marine units in the field. Experimentation with the concept of vertical assault, using this new technology took place during the conflict. Korea would also be the first time Marines would be given personal body armor or "flak jackets" to wear in combat. Such body armor would come in handy as the war settled into a stalemate along the 38th Parallel. While Marine elements had deployed to extremely cold locations in the past such as the occupation of Iceland by the 1st Marine Brigade (Provisional) in 1941, Korea would be the first time in the modern era where the Marine Corps would have to fight in extremely cold conditions. During Korea, the Corps came away with a new appreciation for the necessity of having the proper environmental gear tested and available for use by its combat and combat support troops. In sum, Korea set the operational tone that the Marine Corps would follow for the rest of the Cold War.

A Brief History of the 11th Marines

A Brief History of the 11th Marines
Author: Robert Emmet
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 58
Release: 1968
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: NWU:35556039979240

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"A Brief History of the 11th Marines" is a concise narrative of the activities of that regiment since its initial organization 50 years ago . Official records and appropriate historical works were used in compiling thi s chronicle, which is published for the information of thos e interested in the history of those events in which the 11th Marines participated.--Preface.

Congressional Record

Congressional Record
Author: United States. Congress
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1950
Genre: Law
ISBN: IND:30000126169170

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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Hellhound On His Trail

Hellhound On His Trail
Author: Hampton Sides
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2010-04-27
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780385533195

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • On April 4, 1968, James Earl Ray shot Martin Luther King Jr. at the Lorraine Motel. The nation was shocked, enraged, and saddened. As chaos erupted across the country and mourners gathered at King's funeral, investigators launched a sixty-five day search for King’s assassin that would lead them across two continents. With a blistering, cross-cutting narrative that draws on a wealth of dramatic unpublished documents, Hampton Sides, bestselling author of Ghost Soldiers, delivers a non-fiction thriller in the tradition of William Manchester's The Death of a President and Truman Capote's In Cold Blood. With Hellhound On His Trail, Sides shines a light on the largest manhunt in American history and brings it to life for all to see. With a New Afterword