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The Ashgate Research Companion to the Korean War

Edited by: James I. Matray , Donald W. Boose

Print publication date:  August  2014
Online publication date:  March  2016

Print ISBN: 9781409439288
eBook ISBN: 9781315613611
Adobe ISBN: 9781317041504

10.4324/9781315613611
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This essential companion provides a comprehensive study of the literature on the causes, course, and consequences of the Korean War, 1950-1953. Aimed primarily at readers with a special interest in military history and contemporary conflict studies, the authors summarize and analyze the key research issues in what for years was known as the 'Forgotten War.' The book comprises three main thematic parts, each with chapters ranging across a variety of crucial topics covering the background, conduct, clashes, and outcome of the Korean War. The first part sets the historical stage, with chapters focusing on the main participants. The second part provides details on the tactics, equipment, and logistics of the belligerents. Part III covers the course of the war, with each chapter addressing a key stage of the fighting in chronological order. The enormous increase in writings on the Korean War during the last thirty years, following the release of key primary source documents, has revived and energized the interest of scholars. This essential reference work not only provides an overview of recent research, but also assesses what impact this has had on understanding the war.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Prelude to Conflict, 1910–1948 Download PDF
Chapter  3:  South Korea Download PDF
Chapter  4:  North Korea Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The United States Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The People’s Republic of China Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Britain and the Commonwealth Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The Soviet Union Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The United Nations Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The Ground Wars, 1948–1953 Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Airpower Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Naval Operations Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Logistics Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Atomic, Chemical, and Biological Weapons Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Amphibious Warfare Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Intelligence Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Special Operations Download PDF
Chapter  18:  American Ground Forces Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Republic of Korea Army Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Korean People’s Army Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Chinese People’s Volunteers Force Download PDF
Chapter  22:  United Nations Command and Korean Augmentation Download PDF
Chapter  23:  British and Commonwealth Forces Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Koreans Invade Korea Download PDF
Chapter  25:  To the Pusan Perimeter Download PDF
Chapter  26:  The Inch’ŏn Landing Download PDF
Chapter  27:  North to the Yalu Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Chinese Intervention Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Period of Mobile Warfare Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Military Stalemate Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Kaesŏng and P’anmunjŏm Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Operations Glory and Big Switch Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Aftermath, 1953–2013 Download PDF
Appendix_Order_of_Battle Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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