To the Last Round: The Epic British Stand on the Imjin by Andrew Salmon

By Andrew Salmon

With even global battle II now simply at the edges of residing reminiscence, and with British forces now engaged in a long, brutal and attritional outdated struggle in Afghanistan, ancient cognizance is commencing to flip to the Korean conflict of the early Fifties. And remarkably, the main infamous and celebrated conflict in that clash, from a British standpoint, hasn't ever formerly been written approximately at size. Andrew Salmon’s e-book, which has garnered first-class studies and bought out hardback printings already, has crammed that hole.

This is the tale of the conflict of the Imjin River, whilst the British twenty ninth Infantry Brigade, and mainly the “Glorious Glosters” of the Gloster Regiment, fought an epic final stand opposed to the biggest communist offensive of the struggle. It lasted 3 days, of sour hand-to-hand strive against. via the tip of it one battalion of the Glosters – a few 750 males – were decreased to only 50 survivors. Andrew Salmon’s definitive background, which won first-class stories in hardback and offered very gradually, is particularly a lot within the Antony Beevor mold: available, pacy, narrative, and portray a relocating and intriguing photo in the course of the huge use of eyewitness money owed of veterans, of whom he has tracked down and interviewed dozens.

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