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Passing the Test: Combat in Korea, April-June 1951

William T. Bowers and John T. Greenwood

Abstract

For U.S. and UN soldiers fighting the Korean War, the spring of 1951 was brutal. The troops faced a tough and determined foe under challenging conditions. The Chinese Spring Offensive of 1951 exemplified the hardships of the war, as the UN forces struggled with the Chinese troops over Line Kansas, a phase line north of the 38th parallel, in a conflict that led to the war's final stalemate. This book explores the UN responses to the offensive in detail, looking closely at combat from the perspectives of platoons, squads, and the men themselves. The book emphasizes the tactical operations on the ... More

Keywords: Korean War, soldiers, combat, platoon, Chinese Offensive, 1951, United Nations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780813134529
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813134529.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William T. Bowers, editor

John T. Greenwood, editor

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Contents

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Chapter 1 The War before the Communist Spring Offensive of 1951

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Chapter 2 Battles Along the Outpost Line

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Chapter 3 Caught in a Chinese Ambush

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Chapter 4 Tanks Above Kapʼyong

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Chapter 5 Artillery in Perimeter Defense

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Chapter 6 Hill 628

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Chapter 7 Gloster Hill

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Chapter 8 Action Along the No Name Line

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Chapter 9 Anything But Peaceful Valley

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Chapter 10 The Battle Below the Soyang River

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Chapter 11 The Supply Battle of the Soyang River

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Chapter 12 Task Force Gerhart

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Chapter 13 Task Force Hazel

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