The British Part in the Korean War :: Anthony Farrar-Hockley soon to be presented for sale on the outstanding BookLovers of Bath web site!
London: HMSO, 1995, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Complete in 2 Volumes: Volume I: a Distant Obligation; Volume Ii: An Honourable Discharge; Includes: Schematics; Black & white photographs; Maps (some colour); Fold-out maps; List of sources; Maps to the endpapers and blanks; Folding Tables; Folding map frontispiece; Appendices (16/14);
>From the cover: Volume I: The Korean War began in the summer of 1950 and continued until 1953, having involved 60,000 members of the British armed forces. Struggling to rebuild the national economy after the end of the Second World War, and committed to contributing substantial military forces to NATO, the British Government nevertheless took a leading part with America in condemning the invasion of South Korea as aggression, and in rallying the United Nations to intervene. In the words of Mr Attlee, Prime Minister at the outset, it was a distant obligation.
In this first volume of two, General Farrar-Hockley sets out the circumstances whereby Korea became first divided and then a battleground, in which the United Kingdom played an important part politically and militarily. He traces the British Governments reluctant partnership with the United States in seeking a settlement in Korea between 1945 and 1948 and the reasons which prompted Attlee and Bevin to support the United States and United Nations intervention when North Korea attacked the South in 1950. He considers the relationship of these events to Russian expansionism, and to NATO. The account of military operations is interwoven with political events in th…
In the Official Histories series.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrappers. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrappers of both volumes with a nick to the foot of volume 2
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. (xxii/xx) 512/534 pages. Index. Bibliography. 10″ x 6¼”.
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