Cold War 1945-1991, Korean War Chinese Invasion, People’s Liberation Army Crosses The Yalu, October 1950-March 1951

The Cold War series has proved very popular and this new addition to the series is up to that high standard. The combination of well-researched insightful text with a high image content at an aggressive price is too tempting to miss – Highly Recommended

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NAME:    Cold War 1945-1991, Korean War Chinese Invasion, People's Liberation 
Army Crosses The Yalu, October 1950-March 1951
FILE: R3216
AUTHOR: Gerry van Tonder
PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword
BINDING: soft back
PRICE: £14.99                                                               
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT:   Cold War, Korean War, conventional warfare, armour, artillery, air 
power, mass attacks, Mao Zedong, United Nations Forces, General MacArthur, 
General Walker, South Korea, North Korea

ISBN: 1-52675-712-5

PAGES: 128
IMAGE: B3216.jpg
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DESCRIPTION: The Cold War series has proved very popular and this new addition 
to the series is up to that high standard. The combination of well-researched 
insightful text with a high image content at an aggressive price is too tempting 
to miss –  Highly Recommended


The Korean War was the defining hot war of the Cold War. The author has provided four excellent volumes taking the war from its opening stage through to June 1950 and this fifth volume continues with the Chinese invasion across the Yalu in a campaign running from October 1950 to March 1951.

The Korean War saw the Communists opening with a lightning advance that saw the Great American Bug-Out, followed by the counter attack driving the Communists back to the Yalu and promise of defeat by the American-led United Nations Forces. It was perhaps inevitable that the Chinese would resent both the defeat of its client State and the presence of the UN force on its doorstep, leading to a massive Chinese invasion. To that point, the UN air forces had tried to avoid poking the Chinese.

When the invasion began it was with infiltration of relatively small numbers of troops who made surprise attacks on the thinly stretched UN Force. Then 250,000 troops poured over the border and a series of UN defeats followed. The Chinese obviously expect a quick total victory and were surprised by the resilience of the UN Force.

An insightful account of the campaign with good photographic support through the body of the book.