The Frozen Chosen

The Frozen Chosen

The 1st Marine Division and the Battle of the Chosin River

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The Frozen Chosen is an account of the breakout from the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea by the First Marine Division following the intervention of Red China in the Korean War. Fought during the worst blizzard in a century it is considered by the United States Marine Corps to be 'the Corps' Finest Hour.'Based on first-person interviews from surviving veterans, who came to be known as the Frozen Chosen, this is an incredible story of heroism and bravery in the face of overwhelming odds as a handful of Marines fought desperately against wave after wave of Chinese forces. Sometimes forced into desperate hand to hand combat, the fighting retreat from Chosin marked one of the darkest moments for Western forces in Korea, but would go on to resonate with generations of Marines as a symbol of the Marine Corps dogged determination, fighting skill and never-say-die attitude on the battlefield.
Publisher: Oxford : Osprey Publishing, 2016.
ISBN: 9781472814364
1472814363
Branch Call Number: 951.904242
Characteristics: 296 pages, 28 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm

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