[KINDLE] ❀ The River and the Gauntlet By S.L.A. Marshall – Writerscompany.co.uk

The River and the Gauntlet In this book, SLA Marshall details just what can happen when an army is unprepared for battle In 1950 the US Army was under trained, under equiped and under armed, having been largely dismantled after 1945 Its intelligence capacity was a shadow of what it had been in WW2 The ChiComs acheived strategic and tactical surprise which gave them crushing victories Marshall tells the stories of different platoons or companies as they were overrun and massacred Most of the stories are told by surviv In this book, SLA Marshall details just what can happen when an army is unprepared for battle In 1950 the US Army was under trained, under equiped and under armed, having been largely dismantled after 1945 Its intelligence capacity was a shadow of what it had been in WW2 The ChiComs ach The Classic Account Of The 2nd Infantry Divisions Retreat From The Chongchon River, North Korea In November, 1950. This is a close look at how the People s Liberation Army the Chinese Communist Armed Forces ambushed and defeated the US Army, in particular the 2nd and 25th Infantry Divisions It was a muddled battle which means this is can be a muddle of a read The focus is often down at the squad level Marshall did a lot of interviewing for this book that was completed before the war ended, so there is an urgency and freshness to it I found the clarity of the book to vary At times, I could almost feel This is a close look at how the People s Liberation Army the Chinese Communist Armed Forces ambushed and defeated the US Army, in particular the 2nd and 25th Infantry Divisions It was a mud Been a while, but captures the heroism and challenges of Chosin Reservoir Best read after ageneral history of the Yalu Chosin Reservoir campaign in Korean War or the war generally. Marshall wrote The River and Gauntlet in 1953 It chronicles the U.S Army s battle against the Chinese People s Voluntary Army in November 1950 along the Chongchon River in North Korea The recount is written from a diarist s perspective and in great detail chronicles US Army failed strategies and tactics leading to 3,000 to 7,000 U.S casualties It is used by military historians to teach lessons learned when communications and mechanism fail in forbidding terrain in the face of formable c Marshall wrote The River and Gauntlet in 1953 It chronicles the U.S Army s battle against the Chinese People s Voluntary Army in November 1950 along the Chongchon River in North Korea The recount is written from a diarist s perspective and in great detail chronicles US Army failed strategies and tactics leading to 3,000 to 7,000 U.S casualties It is used by military historians to teach lessons learned when communications and mechanism fail i An amazing look at a forgotton war in all of its fury and sadness Not the best written read of all time but an amazing story of fierce fighting, scare tactics, and a humbling defeat by China. This is one of my favorite books very well written just a few years after this pivotal Korean War battle, covering the battle from start to finish in good, even detail, and brutally honest I hope I am wrong, but I wonder if some of the less than sterling support for the book and its author, S L A Marshall, might come from Marshall s honest depict At the end of November, 1950, the U.S 8th Army was defeated by Chinese Communist Forces along the Chongchon River in the northwestern part of orth Korea Military intelligence failed to detect that a significant number of Chinese Communist Forces had already crossed into North Korea from Manchuria The rough terrain hampered communication among U.S forces That, coupled with some poor decisions, led to a series of isolated small unit actions on both sides of the Chongchon River Some of these At the end of November, 1950, the U.S 8th Army was defeated by Chinese Communist Forces along the Chongchon River in the northwestern part of orth Korea Military intelligence failed to detect that a significant number of Chinese Communist Forces had alread

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