Peters, Richard.

Voices from the Korean War : Personal Stories of American, Korean, and Chinese Soldiers - Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, 2014. - 1 online resource (310 p.) - eBooks on Demand .

Cover; Contents; List of Maps; List of Photographs; Abbreviations; Note on Transliteration; Preface; Acknowledgments; Part One. The Korean War: A Short History; 1. Background and Origins of the War; 2. The Opening Phase: South toward Pusan, North to the Yalu; 3. China Enters the War; 4. The Chosin Reservoir Retreat and Advance to the North; 5. Truce Talks and Prison Riots; 6. Trench Warfare and Peace; Part Two. Many Faces, One War; 7. Getting to Korea; 8. A Mortar Man's Story; 9. Escaping the Trap; 10. A North Korean Officer's Story; 11. China's Crouching Dragon; Part Three. Chosin Accounts 12. The Chosin Reservoir: A Marine's Story13. The Chosin Reservoir: A Chinese Captain's Story; Part Four. On the Front Lines; 14. The Hwachon Reservoir Fighting; 15. Life on the MLR; 16. A BAR Man's Story; 17. First Combat; 18. Outpost Harry; 19. A ROK Lieutenant Survives the Bloody Ridges; 20. The Chinese Go Underground; 21. North and South: A Korean Youth Serves in Both Armies; Part Five. Behind the Front Lines; 22. The "Lighter" Side of the War; 23. A Korean Housewife's Story; Part Six. POW Camps: North and South; 24. An American Officer Observes the Koje Island Uprising 25. One Week of War, Three Years of Captivity26. A First Sergeant's Experience; 27. Organizing the Riots on Koje: Colonel Zhao's Story; Perspectives on the War; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z

"In three days the number of so-called 'volunteers' reached over three hundred men. Very quickly they organized us into military units. Just like that I became a North Korean soldier and was on the way to some unknown place." -- from the book South Korean Lee Young Ho was seventeen years old when he was forced to serve in the North Korean People's Army during the first year of the Korean War. After a few months, he deserted the NKPA and returned to Seoul where he joined the South Korean Marine Corps. Ho's experience is only one of the many compelling accounts found in Voices from the Korean War. Unique in gathering war stories from veterans from all sides of the Korean War -- American, South Korean, North Korean, and Chinese -- this volume creates a vivid and multidimensional portrait of the three-year-long conflict told by those who experienced the ground war firsthand. Richard Peters and Xiaobing Li include a significant introduction that provides a concise history of the Korean conflict, as well as a geographical and a political backdrop for the soldiers' personal stories.

9780813145938 40.00 (NL),60.00 (UA)


Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Naval operations, American.
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal narratives, American.
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal narratives.


Electronic books.

DS921.6 .P37 2014

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