Author: Catchpole, Brian
Publisher: Magpie Books
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: As New
Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
New book, 386 pages. In June 1950, the North Koreans invaded South Korea. With the horrors of the Second World War still fresh in everyone's minds, US President Truman was reluctant to intervene, but within two weeks American troops were in action as part of a UN task force. They were soon joined by military personnel from Britain, Canada, Australia, and a dozen other nations facing 1.3 million Chinese soldiers who poured across the Manchurian border in support of North Korea. This began the three-year struggle that saw the world teeter on the brink of a Third World War.