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The Last Stand of Fox Company: A True Story of U.S. Marines in Combat
 
 
Author
Bob Drury & Tom Clavin.
Publisher Atlantic Monthly  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.25 x 6.25 x 1.2 inches
ISBN 9780871139931
Pages/Publication Date 353/2009
Daedalus Item Code 32466
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Late in 1950, General Douglas MacArthur pushed his UN forces deep into North Korea, triggering a counter-invasion from China. Ten thousand First Division Marines were suddenly surrounded by 100,000 Chinese soldiers near the Chosin Reservoir; their only escape was to fight their way south through the Toktong Pass. The authors of Halsey's Typhoon give us this gripping history of Captain William Barber and the 234 Marines of Fox Company, ordered to climb seven miles of frozen terrain and secure a rocky promontory overlooking the pass, where they endured four days and five nights of nearly continuous Chinese attempts to take the hill from them.

"The authors of Halsey's Typhoon are back with an equally fine book on an episode in the Chosin Reservoir campaign of the Korean War. Sent to hold a hill on the marines' line of retreat, Fox Company of the Seventh Regiment's Second Battalion wound up besieged by an entire Chinese division. Three-quarters of the company became casualties before a rescue column fought its way through to them, and three Congressional Medals of Honor were awarded for the action. [Bob] Drury and [Tom] Clavin have researched thoroughly, especially the memories of Fox Company survivors, and have written with their customary vividness. They remind us that the predicament of handfuls of Americans fending off foreign hordes isn't just a Hollywood spectacle. It has been a grisly reality, in this case with both sides enduring bone-chilling cold, untreated wounds, and starvation. A must for the Korean War shelves, invaluable beyond all historical period value for its coverage of infantry combat at its worst."Booklist

 
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