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Title:
Korean War order of battle : United States, United Nations, and Communist Ground, Naval, and Air Forces, 1950-1953
Author:
Rottman, Gordon L.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Westport, CT : Praeger, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
xxx, 229 pages : illustrations, map ; 26 cm
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1360 Lexile.
Corporate Subject:
ISBN:
9780275978358
Format :
Book

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Central Library DS918 .R67 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Reference
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Summary

Using historical files kept by each of the armed services and nations involved in the Korean War, Rottman provides information on unit backgrounds, organization, manning, periods of service, insignia, weapons, casualties, and major commands including the Western, North Korean, Communist Chinese, and USSR forces.

The United Nation's first military action and America's first major Cold War action, the Korean War, frequently called the forgotten war, is well documented in studies and reports of specific actions and phases of the war. These sources, however, provide little order of battle information on most of the belligerents, particularly the non-U.S./UN and South Korean forces. Using the historical files kept by each armed service and each nation, Gordon Rottman provides information on combat units and major commands, including both Western forces and North Korean, Communist Chinese, and USSR forces. He has done an invaluable service for scholars and military buffs.

Filling a void that would not likely have been filled otherwise, the book provides information on unit backgrounds, organization, manning, periods of service, insignia, weapons, and casualties. The book will be a primary source for anyone, scholar or layman, interested in researching the Korean War.


Author Notes

Gordon L. Rottman is an independent author


Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
A Brief Overview of the Korean Warp. xv
Chronology of the Korean Warp. xix
Chapter 1 United States of Americap. 1
Chapter 2 United Nations Contingentsp. 117
Chapter 3 British Commonwealthp. 125
Chapter 4 Republic of Koreap. 149
Chapter 5 Democratic People's Republic of Koreap. 161
Chapter 6 People's Republic of Chinap. 173
Chapter 7 Other Nations' Participationp. 185
Selected Bibliographyp. 221
Indexp. 225
About the Authorp. 231

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