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This Kind of War - The Classic Korean War History

T. R. Fehrenbach

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Genres:

History

Description:

The fiftieth anniversary of the Korean War makes this an appropriate time to revisit This Kind of War, the monumental study of the conflict that began in June 1950. Successive generations of U.S. military officers have considered this book an indispensable part of their education. T. R. Fehrenbach's narrative brings to life the harrowing and bloody battles that were fought up and down the Korean Peninsula. Partly drawn from official records, operations journals, and histories, it is based largely on the compelling personal narratives of the small-unit commanders and their troops. Unlike any other work on the Korean War, it provides a clear panoramic view, sharp insight into the successes and failures of U.S. forces, and a riveting account of fierce clashes between U.N. troops and the North Korean and Chinese communist invaders. The lessons that Colonel Fehrenbach identifies still resonate. Severe peacetime budget cuts after World War II left the U.S. military a shadow of its former self. The terrible lesson of Korea was that to send into action troops trained for nothing but "serving a hitch" in some quiet billet was an almost criminal act. Throwing these ill-trained and poorly equipped troops into the heat of battle resulted in the war's early routs. The United States was simply unprepared for war. As we enter a new century with Americans and North Koreans continuing to face each other across the 38th parallel, we would do well to remember the price we paid during the Korean War.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kevin Foley

Length:

24h 27m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

15:08


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

22:45


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

24:12


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

55:14


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

26:40


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

26:55


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

37:35


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

23:06


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

40:36


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

52:00


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

20:24


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

36:21


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

53:41


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

40:50


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

38:04


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

30:05


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

36:26


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

31:01


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

40:56


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

45:19


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

23:54


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

39:40


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

44:44


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

51:51


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

01:15:21


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

48:11


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

32:57


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

43:49


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

20:16


Part 3, Chapter 29
Part 3, Chapter 29

22:26


Part 3, Chapter 30
Part 3, Chapter 30

38:52


Part 3, Chapter 31
Part 3, Chapter 31

23:18


Part 3, Chapter 32
Part 3, Chapter 32

28:35


Part 3, Chapter 33
Part 3, Chapter 33

41:23


Part 3, Chapter 34
Part 3, Chapter 34

33:49


Part 3, Chapter 35
Part 3, Chapter 35

29:22


Part 3, Chapter 36
Part 3, Chapter 36

24:58


Part 3, Chapter 37
Part 3, Chapter 37

40:01


Part 3, Chapter 38
Part 3, Chapter 38

40:14


Part 3, Chapter 39
Part 3, Chapter 39

50:18


Part 3, Chapter 40
Part 3, Chapter 40

16:03


Part 3, Chapter 41
Part 3, Chapter 41

00:22