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➳ [Reading] ➶ On Desperate Ground The Marines at The Reservoir the Korean War's Greatest Battle By Hampton Sides ➩ – Non-fiction-books.co 12 hrs 8 minsFrom the New York Times bestselling author of Ghost Soldiers and In the Kingdom of Ice a chronicle of the extraordinary feats of heroism by Marines called on to do the impossible during t12 hrs 8 minsFrom the New York Times bestselling author of Ghost Soldiers and In the Kingdom of Ice a chronicle of the extraordinary feats of heroism by Marines called on to do the impossible during the greatest battle of the Korean WarOn October 15 1950 the vainglorious General Douglas MacArthur Supreme Commander of UN troops in Korea convinced President Harry Truman that the communist forces would be utterly defeated by Thanksgiving The Chinese he said with near ce.

Rtainty would not intervene in the war As he was speaking 300000 Chinese soldiers began crossing the border Led by the 13000 men of the 1st Marine Division the Americans moved far north into the trap Mao had set for the arrogant MacArthur at the Chosin Reservoir What followed was one of the most heroic and harrowing operations in American military history Faced with annihilation and temperatures plunging to 20 degrees below zero the surrounded Marines fought through.

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Kindle On Desperate Ground The Marines at The Reservoir the ☆ non fiction books.co

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