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Leadership in the Crucible: The Korean War Battles of Twin Tunnels and Chipyong-ni (Texas A & M University Military History Series #82)
At the pivotal battles of Twin Tunnels and Chipyong-ni in February 1951, U.N. forces met and contained large-scale attacks by Chinese forces. Colonel Paul Freeman and the larger-than-life Colonel Ralph Monclar led the American 23rd Infantry Regiment and the French Bataillon de Corée, respectively, in the fierce and dangerous battles that followed the precipitous U.N. retre ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published April 7th 2003 by Texas A&M University Press
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Excellent examination of the events in late January to early February of 1951 in which Gen. Ridgeway commanded the United Nations Forces to take a stand against the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army. This book focuses on the ambush and following battle at the Twin Tunnels and the siege of Chipyong-ni as well as it's relief by Task Force Crombez. While heavily relying on Gugeler's Combat Actions in Korea and Appelman's works, Hamburger fills in the gaps and provides good insights into the leadershi ...more