THE DRAGON STRIKES. CHINA & THE KOREAN WAR: JUNE-DECEMBER 1950. MacArthur sent 7 divisions in an uncoordinated rush toward the Chinese border which had an army of 5,000,000 in 253 divisions at its command.-40% DISCOUNT--
THE DRAGON STRIKES. China and the Korean War: June-December 1950. The view of the Korean War from Beijing. By Patrick C. Roe, former USMC Intelligence Officer at Chosin Reservoir 1950 By October 1950, the equivalent of seven infantry divisions--nearly two-thirds of the entire U.S. ground forces--were in Korea. MacArthur sent these seven divisions in an uncoordinated rush toward the Chinese border which had an army of 5,000,000 in 253 divisions at its command. MacArthur did this in the face of explicit Chinese warnings (and orders not to approach its Manchurian border along the Yalu -- which was defended by 700,000 troops and outnumbering the U.S. forces ten-to-one.
The key events and movements of nearly all of American infantry, cavalry and marine divisions and regiments, each ROK division & regiment, the British and Turkish brigades, and the Chinese CCF divisions are all covered in this well-researched analysis. 466 pages. Photographs and maps.