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Chinese Hordes and Human Waves: A Personal Perspective of the Korean War 1950-1953 (Paperback)
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Chinese Hordes and Human Waves: A Personal Perspective of the Korean War 1950-1953 (Paperback)

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The North Koreans' attack on their Southern neighbours shocked and surprised the World. The conflict rapidly escalated with China soon heavily involved on one side and the United States and United Nations on the other. The author, then a young Gunner officer, found himself in the midst of this very nasty war. He describes first handwhat it was like to be at the infamous Battle of the Hook, where UN troops held off massed attacks by the Communists. Few outside the war zone realised just how horrific conditions were. As a qualified Chinese interpreter and, later, a senior military intelligence officer, Parritt is well placed to analyse why the Commonwealth got involved, the mistakes and successes and the extreme risk that the war represented. This is not only a fine memoir but a unique insight into a forgotten War.

Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781783373727
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 18 mm

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“Stupendous”

This is a top quality book written by a military man but who equally comes over as a top writer.
Well researched, in good order, and holds the attention of the reader. A book that you won't put down until the... More

Hardback edition
4th January 2012
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“Chinese Hordes and Human Waves”

We recently had Brigadier Brian Parritt in for a signing and it went fantastically well. A really interesting man with fascinating stories to tell.

Hardback edition
25th May 2012
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