A Christmas far from home: an epic tale of courage and survival during the Korean War

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"Just before Thanksgiving in 1950, five months into the Korean War, General MacArthur flew to American positions in the north and grandly announced an 'end-the-war-by-Christmas' offensive despite recent intervention by Mao's Chinese, who would soon trap tens of thousands of US troops poised toward the Yalu River border. Led by Marines, an overwhelmed X Corps evacuated the frigid, mountainous Chosin Reservoir fastness and fought a swarming enemy and treacherous snow and ice to reach the coast. Weather, terrain, Chinese firepower, and a 4,000-foot chasm made escape seem impossible in the face of a vanishing Christmas. But endurance and sacrifice prevailed, and the last troop ships weighed anchor on Christmas Eve"--
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full_title christmas far from home an epic tale of courage and survival during the korean war
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subject_facet Christmas -- Korea (North) -- History -- 20th century, Courage -- Korea (North) -- History -- 20th century, Escapes -- Korea (North) -- History -- 20th century, HISTORY / Asia / Korea, HISTORY / United States / 20th Century, History / Military / Korean War, Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Campaigns -- Korea (North) -- Changjin Reservoir, Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Regimental histories -- United States, Marines -- United States -- History -- 20th century, Soldiers -- United States -- History -- 20th century, Survival -- Korea (North) -- History -- 20th century, United States. -- Army. -- Corps, 10th -- History -- 20th century
table_of_contents A turkey for Thanksgiving -- Upbeat Thanksgiving -- The pincers parlay -- Mission impossible -- An entirely new war -- Beginning the breakout -- Hagaru to Koto-ri -- A bridge apart -- Downhill all the way -- Christmas Eve.
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title A Christmas far from home : an epic tale of courage and survival during the Korean War
title_display A Christmas far from home : an epic tale of courage and survival during the Korean War
title_full A Christmas Far from Home An Epic Tale of Courage and Survival during the Korean War, A Christmas far from home : an epic tale of courage and survival during the Korean War / Stanley Weintraub, A Christmas far from home : an epic tale of courage and survival during the Korean War [electronic resource] / Stanley Weintraub
title_short A Christmas far from home :
title_sort christmas far from home an epic tale of courage and survival during the korean war
title_sub an epic tale of courage and survival during the Korean War
topic Christmas Korea (North) History 20th century, Courage Korea (North) History 20th century, Escapes Korea (North) History 20th century, HISTORY / Asia / Korea, HISTORY / United States / 20th Century, History, History / Military / Korean War, Korean War, 1950-1953 Campaigns Korea (North) Changjin Reservoir, Korean War, 1950-1953 Regimental histories United States, Marines United States History 20th century, Military, Nonfiction, Soldiers United States History 20th century, Survival Korea (North) History 20th century, United States. Army. Corps, 10th History 20th century
topic_facet Campaigns, Christmas, Courage, Escapes, History, Korean War, 1950-1953, Marines, Military, Nonfiction, Regimental histories, Soldiers, Survival