Cold War 1945-1991, Korean War Allied Surge. Pyongyang Falls, UN Sweep to the Yalu, October 1950

The initial successes of the North Korean Army were steadily blocked and overcome, with the great US triumph being in holding the Allied efforts together as United Nations Forces. This Cold War series has proved an excellent review of the conduct of the war through its individual stages, as here with the Korean War – Very Highly Recommended.

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NAME: Cold War 1945-1991, Korean War Allied Surge. Pyongyang Falls, UN 
Sweep to the Yalu, October 1950
FILE: R3072
AUTHOR: Gerry van Tonder
PUBLISHER: Pen and Sword
BINDING: soft back
PRICE: £14.99                                                               
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: Cold War, Korean War, surrogate wars, North Korean defeats, UN troops, 
US led forces, attrition, wave attacks, technology, carrier task forces, jet fighters, air 
war, ground forces

ISBN: 1-52675-692-7

PAGES: 128
IMAGE: B3072.jpg
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DESCRIPTION: The initial successes of the North Korean Army were steadily 
blocked and overcome, with the great US triumph being in holding the Allied efforts 
together as United Nations Forces. This Cold War series has proved an excellent 
review of the conduct of the war through its individual stages, as here with the 
Korean War – Very Highly Recommended.

The North Koreans thought they could rapidly invade South Korea before the US 
could react. They did not allow for the US industrial muscle, the power of aircraft 
operating safely from carriers off shore, or the ability of the Allies to land forces in 
large numbers to cut off elements of the North Korean force.

The US had to be careful not to encourage the Chinese to move their army in to 
support the North Koreans. The part of the war covered by this volume shows how 
close they got without provoking the Chinese into direct full support for the North 
Koreans and how the Chinese eventually were forced into sending the 'People's 
Volunteer Army into North Korea on a pre-emptive 'defensive' operation.

The end result was a stalemate that has continued 70 years, the armistice never being 
followed by a formal Peace Treaty. During that period there have been a series of 
flare-ups and sabre rattling. This is a part of history that should be better studied 
before it repeats itself.