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BREAKOUT: The Chosin Reservoir Campaign, Korea 1950. By Martin Russ. 12,000 Marines in North Korea in November '50 are attacked first by 60,000 Chinese soldiers, and then by 8 Chinese Divisions. An extraordinary story!
BREAKOUT: The Chosin Reservoir Campaign, Korea 1950. A tremendously gripping story of how a force of 12,000 Marines in North Korea in November, 1950, were attacked first by 60,000 Chinese soldiers, then by 8 Chinese Divisions as the Marines were strung out along a narrow mountain road, with the temperatures dipping to 30 degress below zero! Despite serious losses, the Marines broke out of encirclement while inflicting grueling punishment on the enemy. In this extraordinary book, the author, a Korean war Marine vet, weaves the whole story with the voices of scores of Marines who endured this terrible battle. 436 pages, softcover.