East of Chosin - Entrapment and Breakout in Korea, 1950-logo

East of Chosin - Entrapment and Breakout in Korea, 1950

Roy E. Appleman

Roy Appleman's East of Chosin, first published in 1987, won acclaim from reviewers, readers, and veterans and their families. For the first time, there was one complete and accessible record of what happened to the army troops trapped east of the Chosin Reservoir during the first wintry blast of the Korean War. Based heavily on the author's interviews and correspondence with the survivors, East of Chosin provided some of those men with their first clue to the fate of fellow soldiers. In November 1950, U.S. forces had pushed deep into North Korea. Unknown to them, Chinese troops well equipped for below-zero temperatures and blizzard conditions were pushing south. With the 1st Marine Division on the west side of the frozen Chosin Reservoir, the army's hastily assembled 31st Regimental Combat Team, 3,000 strong, advanced up the east side of the reservoir. Task Force Faith in the extreme northern position caught the surprise Chinese attack. With rifles and vehicles often immobilized in the cold and snow, the task force struggled to retreat through a tortuous mountain gauntlet of enemy fire. With truckloads of dead and wounded trapped along the road, a few of the 385 survivors trudged across the frozen reservoir to alert the marines to their plight.

Roy Appleman's East of Chosin, first published in 1987, won acclaim from reviewers, readers, and veterans and their families. For the first time, there was one complete and accessible record of what happened to the army troops trapped east of the Chosin Reservoir during the first wintry blast of the Korean War. Based heavily on the author's interviews and correspondence with the survivors, East of Chosin provided some of those men with their first clue to the fate of fellow soldiers. In November 1950, U.S. forces had pushed deep into North Korea. Unknown to them, Chinese troops well equipped for below-zero temperatures and blizzard conditions were pushing south. With the 1st Marine Division on the west side of the frozen Chosin Reservoir, the army's hastily assembled 31st Regimental Combat Team, 3,000 strong, advanced up the east side of the reservoir. Task Force Faith in the extreme northern position caught the surprise Chinese attack. With rifles and vehicles often immobilized in the cold and snow, the task force struggled to retreat through a tortuous mountain gauntlet of enemy fire. With truckloads of dead and wounded trapped along the road, a few of the 385 survivors trudged across the frozen reservoir to alert the marines to their plight.
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Genres:

History

Description:

Roy Appleman's East of Chosin, first published in 1987, won acclaim from reviewers, readers, and veterans and their families. For the first time, there was one complete and accessible record of what happened to the army troops trapped east of the Chosin Reservoir during the first wintry blast of the Korean War. Based heavily on the author's interviews and correspondence with the survivors, East of Chosin provided some of those men with their first clue to the fate of fellow soldiers. In November 1950, U.S. forces had pushed deep into North Korea. Unknown to them, Chinese troops well equipped for below-zero temperatures and blizzard conditions were pushing south. With the 1st Marine Division on the west side of the frozen Chosin Reservoir, the army's hastily assembled 31st Regimental Combat Team, 3,000 strong, advanced up the east side of the reservoir. Task Force Faith in the extreme northern position caught the surprise Chinese attack. With rifles and vehicles often immobilized in the cold and snow, the task force struggled to retreat through a tortuous mountain gauntlet of enemy fire. With truckloads of dead and wounded trapped along the road, a few of the 385 survivors trudged across the frozen reservoir to alert the marines to their plight.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Sean Runnette

Length:

13h 25m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

12:35


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

18:58


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:00:40


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:56


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

16:21


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:24:55


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

41:19


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

26:43


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

57:45


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:50


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

21:27


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:10


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

28:32


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

13:10


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

15:40


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:11:56


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

19:57


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:03:37


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

58:10


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

38:18


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

16:32


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

13:09


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

01:10:05


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

13:23


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

12:32


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:29


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

00:23