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#FREE PDF è The War for Korea, 1950-1951: They Came from the North ß In The War for Korea, A House Burning, one of our most distinguished military historians argued that the conflict on the Korean peninsula in the middle of the twentieth century was first and foremost a war between Koreans that began inIn the second volume of a monumental trilogy, Allan R Millett now shifts his focus to the twelve month period from North Korea s invasion of South Korea on June through the end of Junethe most active phase of the internationalized Korean War Moving deftly between the battlefield and the halls of power, Millett weaves together military operations and tactics without losing sight of Cold War geopolitics, strategy, and civil military relations Filled with new insights on the conflict, his book is the first to give combined arms its due, looking at the contributions and challenges of integrating naval and air power with the ground forces of United Nations Command and showing the importance of Korean support services He also provides the most complete, and sympathetic, account of the role of South Korea s armed forces, drawing heavily on ROK and Korea Military Advisory Group sourcesMillett integrates non American perspectives into the narrative especially those of Mao Zedong, Chinese military commander Peng Dehuai, Josef Stalin, Kim II sung, and Syngman Rhee And he portrays Walton Walker and Matthew Ridgway as the heroes of Korea, both of whom had a profound understanding of the situation than Douglas MacArthur, whose greatest flaw was not his politics but his strategic and operational incompetenceResearched in South Korean, Chinese, and Soviet as well as American and UN sources, Millett has exploited previously ignored or neglected oral history collections including interviews with American and South Korean officers and has made extensive use of reports based on interrogations of North Korean and Chinese POWs The end result is masterful work that provides both a gripping narrative and a greater understanding of this key conflict in international and American history excellent book A fine blend of military and political events from both sides of the conflict. A great, well researched history of the first year of the war Millett begins with the military preparations of the North Koreans and their invasion south Millett contends that the performance of the North and South Korean armies was spotty at best, and that the brunt of the fighting was borne by the US and the Chinese as a result hence the title He also shows how both Mao and MacArthur tended to micromanage the war from their respective headquarters, and how the Chinese were handicapped by l A great, well researched history of the first year of the war Millett begins with the military preparations of the North Koreans and their invasion south Millett contends that the performance of the North and South Korean armies was spotty at best, and that the brunt of the fighting was borne by the US and the Chinese as a result hence the title He also shows how both Mao and MacArthur tended to micromanage the war from their respective headquarters, and how the Chinese were handicapped by logistics and by the North Koreans refusal to form any kind of joint headquarters.Stalin, who had backed Kim Il Sung s invasion and provided Russian generals to revise his amateurish plans, expected a North Korean victory within weeks with no US response Along with Stalin, Millett covers the roles of Rhee, Truman, Attlee, and Mao, as well as MacArthur, Walker, Ridgway, Almond and China s Peng Dehuai Interestingly, Millett contends that the quality of the North Korean forces was not always as high as previous accounts have suggested, and that the South Koreans werecompetent than some allege.Millett does a fine job covering both political and military aspects, although the former is allottedspace overall His transition between all of these topics is smooth and deft His style is engaging, crisp, and sometimes witty, and the quality of the analysis and attention to detail is always sharp.A clear, sweeping history Finally, a book in English that takes all of the different sides into account, including the Koreans themselves Millet is a wonderful writer as well This work covers the mobile phase of the war and it is by far the best book on the Korean War that I ve read Having also read the first volume in the trilogy A House Burning , I eagerly await the third.