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Voices from the Korean War: Personal Stories of American, Korean and Chinese Soldiers

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Februar 2004

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" Read a chapter from the book a selection of The History Book Club and The Military History Book Club "In three days the number of so-called 'volunteers' reached over three hundred men. Very quickly they organized us into military units. Just like that I became a North Korean soldier and was on the way to some unknown place." -- from the book South Korean Lee Young Ho was seventeen years old when he was forced to serve in the North Korean People's Army during the first year of the Korean War. After a few months, he deserted the NKPA and returned to Seoul where he joined the South Korean Marine Corps. Ho's experience is only one of the many compelling accounts found in Voices from the Korean War. Unique in gathering war stories from veterans from all sides of the Korean War -- American, South Korean, North Korean, and Chinese -- this volume creates a vivid and multidimensional portrait of the three-year-long conflict told by those who experienced the ground war firsthand. Richard Peters and Xiaobing Li include a significant introduction that provides a concise history of the Korean conflict, as well as a geographical and a political backdrop for the soldiers' personal stories.
EAN: 9780813122939
ISBN: 0813122937
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: UNIV PR OF KENTUCKY
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2004
Seitenanzahl: 291 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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