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Chinese Hoards & Human Waves

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The author, then a young Gunner officer, found himself in the midst of this very nasty war.  He describes in vivid detail the horrific conditions faced not just by all elements of the British contingent, but also the Canadian, Australians, New Zealanders and South Africans who fought so well.  The reader is given a clear insight of what it was like to be at the infamous Battle of the Hook, where UN troops held off ferocious massed attacks by the numerically superior Chinese.  Few outside the war zone realised just how appalling and dangerous conditions were.

As a qualified Chinese interpreter and, later, a senior military intelligence officer, the Author is well-placed to analyse the causes and implications of the War, the reasons for the Commonwealth becoming involved, the failure of Intelligence and how the bravery of American troops on the ground counter-balanced errors of policy in the conduct of the War.  The plight of prisoners-of-war, held with no regard for the Geneva Convention, is also scrutinised.

As well as being a rare and gripping personal memoir, Chinese Hordes and Human Waves provides a valuable insight into the broader issues surrounding this all-too-often forgotten conflict.


"Highly readable and written with great modesty"
British Army Review
" A highly recommended book that I found hard to put down"
Tank Magazine

"A detailed personal insight into the fierce fighting that went on in Korea during the early 1950s"

British Legion Magazine

GBP 12.9900

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