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Triumph at Kapyong: Canada’s Pivotal Battle in Korea

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April 24th, 1951,was a lonely, moon-lit night in Korea. On a godforsaken hill, a few hundred surrounded Canadian soldiers waited for the fight of their lives to begin. Soon, Chinese communist troops in their thousands, swarmed around them, plunging straight towards the Korean capital, Seoul. These Canadians were all that blocked the way. This is the story of the first batt ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published March 2nd 2011 by Dundurn
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Apr 17, 2012 rated it it was ok
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The book sets out to bring this "forgotten war" more into the public eye, and its aims are just. Before I read this I had very little notion of the Korean war and especially of the involvement of Canadian soldiers in the conflict.

However, the book's focus is very narrow, and the text often seems to lack coherent flow, being little more than a collection of happenings, liberally peppered with quotes that essentially all say the same thing. The editing here is also reprehensible and makes it diffi
Gord Jones
Jan 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
I admit that I don't know much about Korean war which was fought from June 1950 to July 1953, or Canada's role in it. This why Triumph at Kapyong interested me so much.
The book is well written and focuses on many on the main Canadian personalities who participated in the battle. It follows the "Princess Pats" unit from it's miserable voyage across the Pacific from Canada, then across the hills, mountains and valleys as they headed towards the North Korean Border.

Author Dan Bjarnason does an exce
Robert Mackay
Jun 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
I highly recommend "Triumph at Kapyong" to readers who are interested in learning about Canada's most dramatic battle in the Korean War. The protagonists are the young men who volunteered for the Special Force, and in particular those in the 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry. Long known as Canada's "forgotten war", the Korean conflict was supposedly a UN-sponsored peacekeeping mission; except that by the time the Patricias arrived, the Red Chinese had overrun the forward ...more
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