Battle Of The Barricades: U.S. Marines In The Recapture Of Seoul [Illustrated Edition] by Colonel Joseph H. Alexander USMC

Battle Of The Barricades: U.S. Marines In The Recapture Of Seoul [Illustrated Edition]

byColonel Joseph H. Alexander USMC

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The Second Battle of Seoul was the battle to recapture Seoul from the North Koreans in late September 1950.

The advance on Seoul was slow and bloody, after the landings at Inchon. The reason was the appearance in the Seoul area of two first-class fighting units of the North Korean People’s Army, the 78th Independent Infantry Regiment and 25th Infantry Brigade, about 7,000 troops in all.

The NKPA launched a T-34 attack, which was trapped and destroyed, and a Yak bombing run in Incheon harbor, which did little damage. The NKPA attempted to stall the UN offensive to allow time to reinforce Seoul and withdraw troops from the south. Though warned that the process of taking Seoul would allow remaining NKPA forces in the south to escape, MacArthur felt that he was bound to honor promises given to the South Korean government to retake the capital as soon as possible.

On September 22, the Marines entered Seoul to find it heavily fortified. Casualties mounted as the forces engaged in desperate house-to-house fighting. Anxious to pronounce the conquest of Seoul, Almond declared the city liberated on September 25 despite the fact that Marines were still engaged in house-to-house combat. Despite furious resistance by the North Korean forces, the Marines triumphed; pushing the communists soldiers out of Seoul. This U.S. Marine Corps history provides unique information about this important battle of the Korean War.

Title:Battle Of The Barricades: U.S. Marines In The Recapture Of Seoul [Illustrated Edition]Format:Kobo ebookPublished:November 6, 2015Publisher:Normanby PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1786251426

ISBN - 13:9781786251428

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