The last stand of Fox Company: a true story of U.S. Marines in combat

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November 1950, the Korean Peninsula: After General MacArthur ignores Mao's warnings and pushes his UN forces deep into North Korea, his 10, 000 First Division Marines find themselves surrounded and hopelessly outnumbered by 100, 000 Chinese soldiers near the Chosin Reservoir. Their only chance for survival is to fight their way south through the Toktong Pass, a narrow gorge that will need to be held open at all costs. The mission is handed to Captain William Barber and the 234 Marines of Fox Company, a courageous but undermanned unit of the First Marines. Barber and his men climb seven miles of frozen terrain to a rocky promontory overlooking the pass, where they will endure four days and five nights of nearly continuous Chinese attempts to take Fox Hill. Amid the relentless violence, three-quarters of Fox's Marines are killed, wounded, or captured. Just when it looks like they will be overrun, Lt. Colonel Raymond Davis, a fearless Marine officer who is fighting south from Chosin, volunteers to lead a daring mission that will seek to cut a hole in the Chinese lines and relieve the men of Fox. This is a fast-paced and gripping account of heroism in the face of impossible odds.
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Changjin Reservoir (Korea) -- History, Military -- 20th century, Changjin Reservoir Region (Korea) -- History, Military -- 20th century, Electronic books, HISTORY / Military / United States, History / Military / General, History / Military / Korean War, Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Campaigns -- Korea (North) -- Changjin Reservoir, Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Campaigns -- Korea (North) -- Changjin Reservoir Region, Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Regimental histories -- United States, Large type books, Marines -- United States -- Biography, United States. -- Marine Corps -- Officers -- Biography, United States. -- Marine Corps. -- Division, 1st -- History, United States. -- Marine Corps. -- Marine Regiment, 1st -- History -- 20th century, United States. -- Marine Corps. -- Marine Regiment, 7th. -- Battalion, 2nd. -- Company F, United States. -- Marine Corps. -- Marines, 1st -- History -- 20th century
title_display The last stand of Fox Company : a true story of U.S. Marines in combat
title_full The last stand of Fox Company : a true story of U.S. Marines in combat [electronic resource] / Bob Drury and Tom Clavin, The last stand of Fox Company [sound recording] : a true story of U.S. Marines in combat / Bob Drury and Tom Clavin, The last stand of Fox Company [text, (large print)] : a true story of U.S. Marines in combat / by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin
title_short The last stand of Fox Company :
title_sub a true story of U.S. Marines in combat
topic_facet Audiobooks, Campaigns, Electronic books, History, History, Military, Korean War, 1950-1953, Large type books, Marines, Officers, Regimental histories