Deadlock in Korea: Canadians at War, 1950-1953

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Deadlock in Korea: Canadians at War, 1950-1953

by Ted Barris

Dundurn | May 22, 2010 | Trade Paperback

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Between 1950 and 1953, nearly 30,000 Canadian volunteers joined the effort to contain communist incursions into South Korea and support the fledgling United Nations. All the services were there and all served with distinction. The Royal Canadian Navy led a daring rescue of troops from the port of Chinnampo in 1950; members of the Princess Patricia''s Canadian Light Infantry won the highest US battle honour at Kap''yong in April 1951; the Vandoos turned the tide at Hill 355; and twice - at Hill 355 in October 1952 and Hill 187 in May 1953 - members of the Royal Canadian Regiment held firm against forces that greatly outnumbered them.

The navy and the infantry were bolstered by the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery and Lord Strathcona''s Horse tanks, as well as members of the service, medical, engineers, provost, chaplain and intelligence corps. Still more, from the RCAF Thunderbird Squadron, took part in the Korean Airlift - three years of non-stop supply flights across the Pacific.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 336 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.88 in

Published: May 22, 2010

Publisher: Dundurn

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0887625282

ISBN - 13: 9780887625282

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Deadlock in Korea: Canadians at War, 1950-1953

by Ted Barris

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 336 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.88 in

Published: May 22, 2010

Publisher: Dundurn

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0887625282

ISBN - 13: 9780887625282

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Between 1950 and 1953, nearly 30,000 Canadian volunteers joined the effort to contain communist incursions into South Korea and support the fledgling United Nations. All the services were there and all served with distinction. The Royal Canadian Navy led a daring rescue of troops from the port of Chinnampo in 1950; members of the Princess Patricia''s Canadian Light Infantry won the highest US battle honour at Kap''yong in April 1951; the Vandoos turned the tide at Hill 355; and twice - at Hill 355 in October 1952 and Hill 187 in May 1953 - members of the Royal Canadian Regiment held firm against forces that greatly outnumbered them.

The navy and the infantry were bolstered by the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery and Lord Strathcona''s Horse tanks, as well as members of the service, medical, engineers, provost, chaplain and intelligence corps. Still more, from the RCAF Thunderbird Squadron, took part in the Korean Airlift - three years of non-stop supply flights across the Pacific.

About the Author

Ted Barris is an accomplished author, journalist and broadcaster. As well as hosting stints on CBC Radio and regular contributions to The Globe and Mail, the National Post, and various national magazines, he is a full-time professor of journalism at Centennial College in Toronto. Barris has authored fifteen non-fiction books, including the national bestsellers Victory at Vimy and Juno.

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... well-researched, exciting and compassionate... the author leaves the reader with much to ponder. He does this through word pictures that are much more evocative than the yellowed snapshots of the debacle that we have all seen. His description of front-line fighting is at times chilling, similar in many respects to scenes in Saving Private Ryan.
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