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Cold Days in Hell : American POWs in Korea

Author: William Clark Latham
Publisher: College Station : Texas A & M University Press, 2013.
Series: Williams-Ford Texas A&M University military history series.
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Following the North Korean assault on the Republic of Korea in June of 1950, the invaders captured more than a thousand American soldiers and brutally executed hundreds more. American prisoners who survived their initial moments of captivity faced months of neglect, starvation, and brutal treatment as their captors marched them north toward prison camps in the Yalu River Valley. Cold Days in Hell provides a detailed  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Latham, William Clark.
A Cold Days in Hell : American POWs in Korea.
College Station : Texas A & M University Press, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Clark Latham
ISBN: 9781603447515 1603447512
OCLC Number: 829459984
Description: 1 online resource (338 pages).
Contents: Notes; List of Maps; Acknowledgments; Prologue; Korean Peninsula; Introduction; 1. The Summer Soldiers; Pusan Perimeter; 2. The Tide Turns; Photograph gallery; 3. The Death March; Tiger Death March; 4. The Warning; Battle of Unsan; 5. Home by Christmas; Chongchon River; 6. The Reservoir; Chosin Reservoir; 7. The Deadly Winter; 8. Spring 1951; 9. The Pilots' War; 10. Mutual Suspicion; 11. The Pawns; 12. Freedom and Recrimination; Appendix; List of Abbreviations; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Williams-Ford Texas A&M University military history series.
Responsibility: William Clark Latham Jr.

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Following the North Korean assault on the Republic of Korea in June of 1950, the invaders captured more than a thousand American soldiers and brutally executed hundreds more. American prisoners who survived their initial moments of captivity faced months of neglect, starvation, and brutal treatment as their captors marched them north toward prison camps in the Yalu River Valley. Cold Days in Hell provides a detailed account of their captivity and offers valuable insights into an ongoing issue: the conduct of prisoners in the hands of enemy captors and the rules that should g.

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"William Clark Latham Jr's "Cold Days in Hell "made me shiver. This book is a solid work of history that fills a gap in the historiography of the Korean War. Latham's quality research documents tales Read more...

 
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