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On hallowed ground : the last battle for pork chop hill

Author: Bill McWilliams; Robert W Sennewald
Publisher: New York, NY : Open Road Integrated Media, 2015.
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The definitive account of the final and bloodiest battle for Pork Chop Hill By the summer of 1953, the Korean War had long since reached a stalemate. As peace negotiations dragged on, units of the US 7th Infantry Division rebuilt the defenses of Hill 255, one of numerous outposts in front of the Main Line of Resistance extending across the peninsula. Better known by its nickname, Pork Chop Hill, the outpost had  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bill McWilliams; Robert W Sennewald
ISBN: 9781504021517 1504021517
OCLC Number: 965520112
Notes: Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed December 05, 2016).
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover Page; Praise for On Hallowed Ground; Title Page; Dedication; Contents; Epigraph; Foreword; 1 The First Half: A War of Maneuver; 2 To Hold the Hills; 3 The Fall of Old Baldy: Danger on the Left Flank; 4 Upping the Ante; 5 Rebuilding; 6 Calm before the Storm; 7 Signs of Trouble; 8 The Beginning; 9 Holding Tight; 10 Battalion Counterattack; 11 Three Companies and a Platoon; 12 Final Decisions and Surprises; 13 Aftermath; Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography; Index; About the Author; Copyright Page.
Responsibility: Bill McWilliams and Robert W. Sennewald.

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The definitive account of the final and bloodiest battle for Pork Chop Hill By the summer of 1953, the Korean War had long since reached a stalemate. As peace negotiations dragged on, units of the US 7th Infantry Division rebuilt the defenses of Hill 255, one of numerous outposts in front of the Main Line of Resistance extending across the peninsula. Better known by its nickname, Pork Chop Hill, the outpost had twice been the scene of some of the fiercest fighting of the spring. Now, the soldiers tasked with its rebuilding and defense hoped they would not be the last men to die in what had already become known as "the Forgotten War." On the night of July 6th, under the cover of a heavy monsoon rainstorm, forces of the Chinese 23rd Army attacked. For five hellish days, the opposing forces engaged in devastating artillery assaults, brutal hand-to-hand fighting, and round-the-clock attacks and counterattacks. Less than three weeks after the smoke on Pork Chop Hill cleared, the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed. On Hallowed Ground is the riveting story of this epic battle. Drawing on previously classified documents, interviews, and letters from survivors, author Bill McWilliams details the strategy and tactics behind the conflict and pays stirring tribute to the heroic soldiers and medics who were willing to make the ultimate sacrifice to hold "the Chop."

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