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heartbreak ridge
heartbreak ridge
Author: arned l. hinshaw
ISBN: 9734
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In September 1951, the United Nations forces in Korea launched an attack on a minor complex of ridges, intending to adjust their lines in a day or two of fighting. Instead, they found themselves launched on the bloody, month-long Heartbreak Ridge campaign. Although the battle has figured in every major history of the Korean War for nearly two generations, this is the first full-scale account. The author is a former career soldier, who has both written and researched well, using many eyewitness accounts and giving full credit to the non-American units that suffered heavy casualities in the fighting.Booklist

Of particular interest is his analysis of the role played by French Troops.