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At 4am on Sunday 25 June 1950 powerful North Korean forces invaded South Korea, advancing down the Uijongbu Corridor towards the Southern Capital of Seoul. South Korean troops resisted bravely, but were crushed by overwhelming Northern superiority. Later that day the United Nations Security Council condemned the aggression, and on 7 July appointed US General of the Army Douglas MacArthur to command UN forces which would be sent to save South Korea. Nigel Thomas and Peter Abbott explore the history of this conflict, which pitted UN forces against the People's Republic of China in a resulting in hundreds of thousands of casualties.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780850456851
ISBN-10: 0850456851
Format: Paperback
(250mm x 185mm x 7mm)
Pages: 48
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 27-Mar-1986
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Nigel Thomas

DR NIGEL THOMAS is an accomplished linguist and military historian and is currently a Senior Lecturer in charge of the Business Language Unit at the University of Northumbria, Newcastle. His interests are 20th century military and civil uniformed organisations. He was recently awarded a PhD on the Eastern Enlargement of NATO. PETER ABBOTT is a retired university lecturer with a lifelong interest in both military and African history. His publications include a number of titles for Osprey, two of them being Men-at-Arms 183: Modern African Wars (1) Rhodesia 1965-80 and Men-at-Arms 202: Modern African Wars (2) Angola and Mozambique 1961-74.

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