The Imjin and Kapyong Battles, Korea, 1951

The Imjin and Kapyong Battles, Korea, 1951

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The sacrifice of the qGlorious Glostersq 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 qthe forgotten war.qdefenders in relation to rifles and pistols, other soldiers described it as a a€œ cumbersome, a€ a€œuseless, a€ and a€œbloody hopelessa€ ... of every British and Commonwealth infantryman, the .303 caliber Lee-Enfield rifle.60 There were those who thought this ... Unlike automatic and semi-automatic weapons, its simple manual mechanism meant that it did not tend to jam even amid the dirt or snow of the Korean hills.

Title:The Imjin and Kapyong Battles, Korea, 1951
Author: Paul MacKenzie
Publisher:Indiana University Press - 2013-03-12

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