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The sacrifice of the "Glorious Glosters" in defense of the Imjin River line and the hilltop fights of Australian and Canadian battalions in the Kapyong Valley have achieved greater renown in those nations than any other military action since World War II. This book is the first to compare in depth what happened and why. Using official and unofficial source material ranging from personal interviews to war diaries, this study seeks to disentangle the mythology surrounding both battles and explain why events unfolded as they did. Based on thorough familiarity with all available sources, many not previously utilized, it sheds new light on fighting "the forgotten war."
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PrefaceAcknowledgmentsNote on TransliterationAbbreviationsPrologue1. Imjin: The First Day2. Imjin: The Second Day3. Imjin: The Third Day4. Imjin: The Final Day5. Kapyong: The First Day6. Kapyong: The Second Day7. Kapyong: The Third Day8. Kapyong: The Final DayEpilogueConclusionNotesSelect BibliographyIndex

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Sheds new light on fighting "the forgotten war"

About the Author

S. P. MacKenzie is Caroline McKissick Dial Professor of History at the University of South Carolina and author of The Second World War in Europe; Bader's War; The Battle of Britain on Screen; British War Films, 1939-1945; The Colditz Myth; Revolutionary Armies in the Modern Era; The Home Guard; and Politics and Military Morale.

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MacKenzie has crafted an excellent history of Imjin and Kapyong that future scholars working in memory studies, Korean War-era military history, and coalition warfare can draw on for important insights. * H-War *

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