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A short history of the Korean war

by Allan R Millett | 30 November 2019
Category: General History
Synopsis
Though the tensions with North Korea are well known, less widely understood is how far the critical issues facing the two modern Korean states are rooted in the deadly conflict of 1950-1953. Allan R Millett demonstrates how today's geopolitical problems must be seen in the context of the battlefields of Korea. As one of the world's foremost authorities on the Korean War, he argues that the fighting stemmed from two key historic events: the communist revolution in China, and the successful reform of postwar Japan. Korea became a strategic frontier between two great Asian rivals: a rivalry that endures. He examines the actual outbreak of hostilities, when the intervention of the USSR and the USA transformed, almost by accident, a localized civil war into an international conflagration. He explores the near-defeat by the North's forces of the South Korean and American armies fighting under UN command. He describes the UN's counteroffensive at Inchon and the breakout from the 'Pusan Perimeter'. Describing the bitter land campaigns and the fiercely-contested war in the air between MiG-15s and F-86 Sabres, this vibrant introduction will attract students of history, military history and international relations.
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Synopsis
Though the tensions with North Korea are well known, less widely understood is how far the critical issues facing the two modern Korean states are rooted in the deadly conflict of 1950-1953. Allan R Millett demonstrates how today's geopolitical problems must be seen in the context of the battlefields of Korea. As one of the world's foremost authorities on the Korean War, he argues that the fighting stemmed from two key historic events: the communist revolution in China, and the successful reform of postwar Japan. Korea became a strategic frontier between two great Asian rivals: a rivalry that endures. He examines the actual outbreak of hostilities, when the intervention of the USSR and the USA transformed, almost by accident, a localized civil war into an international conflagration. He explores the near-defeat by the North's forces of the South Korean and American armies fighting under UN command. He describes the UN's counteroffensive at Inchon and the breakout from the 'Pusan Perimeter'. Describing the bitter land campaigns and the fiercely-contested war in the air between MiG-15s and F-86 Sabres, this vibrant introduction will attract students of history, military history and international relations.
€15.40
46 Reward Points
Currently out of stock
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Eligible for free delivery

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Product Details

ISBN - 9781780766041
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Published - 30/11/2019
Categories - All, Books, History and Politics, History Books, History Middle East & Asian History, All, Books, History and Politics, History Books, General History
No. of Pages - 0
Weight - 454
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Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
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