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The Gentle Warrior: General Oliver Prince Smith, USMC

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In November 1950, United Nations forces in Korea were stopped in their advance toward the Yalu River by Chinese Communist forces and were in danger of being overrun. Vastly outnumbered by enemy forces, the First Marine Division was cut off from its base at Wonson.

General Oliver Prince Smith, commander of the First Marine Division, is credited with bringing the division and
Hardcover, 268 pages
Published May 9th 2001 by Kent State University Press (first published May 2001)
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Sep 12, 2014 Mustang USMC rated it it was amazing
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I have recently completed reading two biographies of General Oliver P. Smith, USMC. The first title was For Country and Corps: The Life of General Oliver P. Smith by Gail Shisler, and the other titled The Gentle Warrior: General Oliver Prince Smith, USMC, by Clifton Bree. I enjoyed both titles tremendously. I read the first because, I reasoned, who would know General Smith better than his own granddaughter? I read the second because I was interested in the opinion of an unbiased author. Ms. Shis ...more
Feb 24, 2008 Patrick rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: all Marine field grade officers, and students of the Korean War
A fine biography of my favorite Marine officer. OP Smith was the leader of the first Marine Division during what I consider to be its finest hour, which was its service in the initial campaigns of the Korean War in 1950 and 1951. He led the Division during the landing at Inchon, the campaign for Seoul, the movement to and the fighting withdrawal from the Chosin Reservoir, and the initial counterattack campaign on the Peninsula under General Ridgway. OP Smith deserves to be better remembered by t ...more
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