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by Korea Institute of Military History,Dr. Allan R. Millett Ph.D




A chronicle of the conflict between North and South Korea that escalated into a war involving twenty nations introduces the South Korean perspective of the war and discusses the South Korean army's valor during military operations.
Download The Korean War, 3-volume set epub
ISBN: 0803278020
ISBN13: 978-0803278028
Category: History
Subcategory: Military
Author: Korea Institute of Military History,Dr. Allan R. Millett Ph.D
Language: English
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press; 1 edition (September 1, 2001)
Pages: 2569 pages
ePUB size: 1963 kb
FB2 size: 1991 kb
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 546
Other Formats: doc lit lrf azw

Agalen
This is a great book covering the Korean War as experienced by the South Korean Army (ROK). In Volume 2, you will find that the Korean history from "the background on the Communist intevention in the Korean War " to the end of " The 2nd Phase of the Chinese Spring Offensive and counter offensive." It ends in June of 1951, promptly after the Chinese masses,attack on the ROK, US, and UN forces with tremendous consequences. The Chinese are defeated and ldemoralized. They experienced having many of their most famous commanding officers and their accomplished regiment annhialated by the US, UN, and ROK forces. It is directly after this that the Chinese begin attending the Pease Talks in July 1951. This part of Peace Talks would be covered in Volume 3.

This very interesting, necessary, and involved book, covering 800 pages, of the first year of this war. It is neatly laid out in chapters and sub-chapters, with great attention paid to each of the ROK Army regiments and smaller units, in their location, activities and enteractions. There are many maps and some photos. You will also find explainations of what the US or UN forces were experiencing, as well as a discriptioin of the ROK attached units. This is a well documented book with the author using pervioulsy written history and clarifying it adding to it, in order to make good sense out of conditions that we previously labored and had difficulties with. One thing lacking is an index and that this is not one is why, I did not give a 5 star rating.

Again, one of the most exciting advantages of this book is that with their added information we are often able to find answers to questions, bridge the gap, and otherwise clarify situations. Where there were areas once lacking complete discriptions or emphasis, we now might find some changes. All of this makes this book a real treasure. Still there are a few bumps in the road, as I found that some of the regiment discription and titles to be a big confusing. Likewise there are a number of spelling errors. However, if the reader is patient, and remember this book IS written from the ROK point of view, as well that it was originally written Korean and translated to English, then we might see things differently For over half a century, historians and researchers have attempted to write about thie Korean War and to make sense of the great laberynth of war activities that took place simotaniously, with great difficulty. This book may provide the missing link, or may itself be that link. After all, for years we have tried to write this history with out the ROK's recirds
Amarin
Volume 1 and Volume 2 arrived. Massive and well worth the (amazingly low) cost but... Definitely not "written by" Allan Millett... (an expert writer on the Korean War...) The volumes are written by the Korea Institute of Military History... Millett merely wrote the introduction on volume 1. On volume 2 he wrote an introduction and was also involved in looking over the work prior to publication for errors re English language constructions and military terminology... But he did not write these volumes. Sometimes this is not made clear and he is listed as the author...
Easy to read... double spaced... and does not have "highly improbable grammar and syntax" as the original Korean Military history of the Korean War in English did many years ago. Per Millett himself, while updated history far better and more complete... a touch "delicate" on the reputations of some senior officers...
My father was the first American liaison officer to the Ethiopian battalion in Korea and I have read many works of the Korean War. I am well pleased with these two volumes.

Yankee Papa
Mightsinger
Very little has previously appeared in print in English on the South Korean military's participation in the Korean War. This series is a noble attempt to fill the historical gap. Most Americans have no idea the South Korean military would, by 1953, field 20 combat divisions and two corps headquarters, or in other words nearly two-thirds of the ground combat forces fighting under United Nations Command / Eighth US Army command. This volume does a credible job explaining the strengths, weaknesses, major combat actions, and important personalities of the South Korean military. It also includes information on some of the North Korean and Chinese commanders, more than found in most Western-centric histories of the Korean War. A useful addition to any KW library.
FLIDER
Educational and interesting. My husband hasn't been able to put it down. The best gift I've found for a history buff in a long time!
Aria
In this work, Prof. Millett has undertaken the task of outlining the most significant sources for studying the Korean War. He provides a brief narrative of the war, including his valuable insights. But the heart of the book is his extensive discussion of his bibliography, which will help the student find the most valuable sources available for his/her research. A terrific tool for Korean War studies.
Simple fellow
MY FATHER SERVED IN THIS WAR. HE HATES COLD AND STILL HAS MANY NIGHTMARES. HE ACTUALLY TOOK THIS BOOK FROM ME AND IS ENJOYING IT. I WILL READ THIS ONCE HE FINISHES. WISH THERE WAS MORE RECOGNITION FOR THE SERVICE MEN FROM THE FORGOTTEN WAR...