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.