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
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 BUYNOW: tinyurl.com/y6lrr4z9 LINKS: 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.