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Striking Back: Combat in Korea, March-April 1951 is the second book in a three-volume series about the Korean War, examining the fighting that occurred during the late winter and early spring of the war’s first year. By the beginning of March, UN forces shifted strategic focus from defense to offense. In April, the combination of stabilized fronts and the enemy’s failed attacks made conditions ideal for launching combat offensives. The brutal nature and strategic significance of these campaigns is described in the book, which includes analysis of their profound influence on the remainder of the war. William T. Bowers provides detailed battle narratives based on eyewitness accounts recorded by Army historians within days of the operations. Through his use of personal accounts, official records, war diaries, and combat reports, Bowers sheds new light on the conflict in Korea, making this volume a must-read for military historians.

Table of Contents

  1. Front cover
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  1. Copyright
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  1. A Note on the Text
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  1. Contents
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Note on Maps
  2. pp. xiii-xv
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. pp. xvi-xviii
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  1. 1. Korea and the Cold War World
  2. pp. 1-20
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  1. 2. Grenade Hill: 3d Battalion, 32d Infantry Regiment, 14–16 March 1951
  2. pp. 21-37
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  1. 3. Breaking the Hongch'on Defense Line: 3d Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 13–18 March 1951
  2. pp. 38-73
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  1. 4. Supporting the Attack: 3d Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 13–18 March 1951
  2. pp. 74-88
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  1. 5. Operation Tomahawk: 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team, 23–24 March 1951
  2. pp. 89-130
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  1. 6. Task Force Growdon: 21–24 March 1951
  2. pp. 131-150
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  1. 7. The Advance East: 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team, 24–25 March 1951
  2. pp. 151-177
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  1. 8. Cutting the Uijongbu Road: 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team, 26–28 March 1951
  2. pp. 178-219
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  1. 9. Operation Swing--The Push to the East: 23d Infantry Regiment, 4–8 April 1951
  2. pp. 220-230
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  1. Photo insert
  2. pp. 232-262
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  1. 10. Operation Swing--The Thrust North and the "Swing": 23d Infantry Regiment, 4–14 April 1951
  2. pp. 263-311
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  1. 11. Hwach'on Dam--Attacks in the West: 1st Cavalry Division, 9–10 April 1951
  2. pp. 312-340
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  1. 12. Hwach'on Dam--The Amphibious Assault: 1st Cavalry Division, 10–12 April 1951
  2. pp. 341-379
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  1. 13. The Hant'an River Crossing: 24th Infantry Regiment, 10–12 April 1951
  2. pp. 380-407
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 408-411
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 412-433
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  1. Bibliographical Essay
  2. pp. 434-438
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 439-450
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813173603
Related ISBN
9780813125640
MARC Record
OCLC
703155187
Pages
504
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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