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Korean atrocity : forgotten war crimes 1950-1953
Chinnery, Philip D.
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Publication Information:
Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, [2000]

Physical Description:
ix, 286 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
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Based on recently declassified records, this searing account brings to light the war crimes committed against U.N. troops in the Korean War.

Author Notes

Philip Chinnery is a popular author of books on aviation and military history.

Table of Contents

1 A Korean Dunkirk?
Surprise Attackp. 1
The Long Walk to Purgatoryp. 9
Civilian Prisoners of Warp. 14
Death of a Divisionp. 16
War Crimes Divisionp. 19
By the Skin of their Teethp. 22
The Massacre of the Cavalrymenp. 23
The Namwon Bunchp. 27
The Inchon Landingp. 36
The Month of Massacresp. 39
The Killings in Inchon Prison Jailp. 42
The Taejon Massacrep. 45
No Mercyp. 52
2 North to the Yalu
The Death March to Pyongyangp. 56
The House on the Hillp. 63
The Sunchon Tunnel Massacrep. 70
At the Mercy of the Tigerp. 73
3 The Chinese Will Not Enter the War
Bugging Outp. 80
The Last Stand of the 8th Cavalryp. 82
The Brave Priestp. 86
Stories from Hellp. 87
The Bean Campp. 90
The Red Cross Makes a Good Targetp. 91
The Frozen Hell of the Chosin Reservoirp. 92
The Destruction of the 2nd Divisionp. 98
Death Valley and the Massacre of the Litter Patientsp. 104
The Campp. 110
4 Against All Odds
The Battle of Happy Valleyp. 121
The One Who Got Awayp. 123
The Lost Divisionp. 128
Search and Recoveryp. 132
The China Connectionp. 133
Death Marchp. 135
5 Stemming the Tide
The Glorious Glostersp. 139
Every Man for Himselfp. 145
A Month in the Wildernessp. 149
For Valourp. 150
Confessionp. 154
The Death of Father Kapaunp. 155
More British Atrocitiesp. 159
The Compound at 52 Fu Hsing Roadp. 161
6 Life in the Camps
Escapep. 162
The Murder of Prisonersp. 166
Doctors Without Medicinep. 167
Indoctrinationp. 174
Over the Hills and Far Awayp. 176
The Kennel Clubp. 178
7 Stalemate
More Prisoners Requiredp. 182
A Summer's Dayp. 185
Resistancep. 189
May Dayp. 190
Religious Intolerancep. 192
Prisoners of the United Nationsp. 193
The Son-Yi Holep. 196
8 Hope at Last
Operation 'Little Switch'p. 198
Operation 'Big Switch'p. 207
War Crimes or not War Crimes?p. 215
The Disappearance of Wing Commander Baldwinp. 218
Last Train to Manchoulip. 221
The Lucky Sabre Pilotp. 225
The Russian Defectorp. 231
The Eisenhower Briefingp. 232
Prisoner in Pekingp. 234
9 The Forgotten Souls
Where Did All the Sabre Pilots Go?p. 249
Return to Pyoktongp. 252
Ghosts in the Gulagp. 253
The Czech Military Hospitalp. 258
The Romanian Engineerp. 261
The Stoney Beach Reportp. 262
The Search for Remainsp. 263
Home After Forty-five Yearsp. 264
Appendix 1 British Prisoners of War--Totalsp. 266
Appendix 2 Prisoners of War Exchanged during Operations 'Little Switch' and 'Big Switch'p. 267
Appendix 3 British Army Personnel Killed or Presumed to have Died with no Recorded Burial Locationp. 269
Appendix 4 Declassified Reports and Correspondencep. 274
Bibliographyp. 281
Indexp. 282