Book To the last round : the epic British stand on the Imjin River, Korea 1951 / Andrew Salmon.
Publication year: 2010
Media class: Book
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781845135331 (pbk.) :
Originally published: 2009.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Extent: xviii, 382 p.,  p. of plates : ill., map, ports. ; 20 cm.
Total number of loans: 1
Loans this year: 0
Number of reservations: 0
This is the story of the most desperate battle fought by British soldiers since WWII. In three whirlwind nights of battle, one regiment of artillery fired as many shells as were fired at El Alamein. Salmon has interviewed veterans of every unit engaged, to produce an account of the action as they experienced it. NEW PAPERBACK EDITION ` Salmon' s vivid use of recollections and dramatic quotes brings alive an unjustly forgotten conflict' Time Out With even World War II now just on the edges of living memory, and with British forces now engaged in a lengthy, brutal and attritional old-fashioned war in Afghanistan, historical attention is starting to turn to the Korean War of the early 1950s. And remarkably, the most notorious and celebrated battle in that conflict, from a British point of view, has never previously been written about at length. Andrew Salmon' s book, which has garnered excellent reviews and sold out two hardback printings already, has filled that gap. This is the story