Synopses & Reviews
Battle for Korea is a look at one of the most controversial and hard fought military actions of the United States, the Korean War. Though called a "police action", some 2,000,000 lives were lost in the conflict, including 33,000 Americans. The writers and photographers of the American press were on the front lines during the war's most grueling battles to report the fighting to the people on the home front. From the brilliant landing at Inchon, to the desperate breakout at Chosin, to the bloody trench warfare at places like Heartbreak Ridge, from the strategies of the generals to the struggles of the soldiers, these are stories that need to be told.
Battle for Korea is heavily illustrated with 304 photographs taken directly from original Associated Press negatives, most of them appearing for the first time in 50 years. Special to this 50th Anniversary Edition is a directory of Korean War associations, memorials, museums, tours, interest groups and information sources.