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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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
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_sub an epic tale of courage and survival during the Korean War
topic_facet Campaigns, Christmas, Courage, Escapes, History, Korean War, 1950-1953, Marines, Military, Nonfiction, Regimental histories, Soldiers, Survival