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The bridge at No Gun Ri : a hidden nightmare from the Korean War

Author: Charles J Hanley; Sang-Hun Choe; Martha Mendoza
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The untold story behind the massacre of Korean civilians by American soldiers in the early days of the Korean War is told by the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists who uncovered it. 16-page photo insert. In the fall of 1999, a team of Associated Press investigative reporters broke the news that U.S. troops had massacred a large group of South Korean civilians early in the Korean War. On the eve of that pivotal war's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles J Hanley; Sang-Hun Choe; Martha Mendoza
ISBN: 0805066586 9780805066586 0805071830 9780805071832
OCLC Number: 46872329
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 313, [16] p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Korea map --
No gun ri area map --
U.S. Eighth Army in Korea, July 1950 --
Korean families --
Prologue: End of the road --
I: Road to no gun ri --
II: Bridge at no gun ri --
III: Road from no gun ri --
Epilogue and notes on sources --
Note on the Pentagon report --
Survivors' petition to President Clinton --
No gun ri victims list --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Responsibility: Charles J. Hanley, Sang-Hun Choe, and Martha Mendoza ; with research assistance by Randy Herschaft.
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The untold story behind the massacre of Korean civilians by American soldiers in the early days of the Korean War is told by the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists who uncovered it. 16-page photo insert. In the fall of 1999, a team of Associated Press investigative reporters broke the news that U.S. troops had massacred a large group of South Korean civilians early in the Korean War. On the eve of that pivotal war's fiftieth anniversary, their reports brought to light a story that had been suppressed for decades, confirming allegations the U.S. military had sought to dismiss. It made headlines around the world. In The Bridge at No Gun Ri, the team tells the larger, human story behind the dark event through the eyes of the people who survived it. The American side, the green recruits of the "good time" U.S. Army in Japan, was made up of teenagers who viewed unarmed farmers as enemies & of generals who had never led men into battle. On the Korean side were peasant families forced to flee their ancestral village & caught between the invading North Koreans & the U.S. Army. The narrative examines victims both Korean & American; the ordinary lives & high-level decisions that led to the fatal encounter; the terror of the three-day slaughter; & the memories & ghosts that forever haunted the survivors. Based on extensive archival research & more than 500 interviews with U.S. veterans & Korean survivors, The Bridge at No Gun Ri is an extraordinary account of the tragic events of July 1950 that the world should never forget.

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