The Korean War was a 20th Century conflict that has never ended. South Korea, a powerhouse economy and dynamic democracy sits uneasily alongside North Korea, the world’s most secretive, belligerent, unpredictable and repressive totalitarian state. Today, tensions simmer and occasionally flare into outright violence on a peninsula dense with arms, munitions and nuclear warheads.
Cameron Forbes, acclaimed author of Hellfire, tells the story of the war and Australia’s involvement in it in a riveting narrative.
From the letters and diaries of those diggers who fought across Korea’s unforgiving hills and mountains to the grand strategies formulated in Washington, Moscow and Beijing, The Korean War reveals the conflict on all its levels – human, military and geopolitical.
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
This book is excellent value for anyone interested in military history and tales of personal commitment.
Any additional comments?
It is important not to think that WWI, WWII and Vietnam are the only times that soldiers fought for our nation. This war was every bit as important as the others even though it sometimes seems to be forgotten by many people.
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What did you love best about The Korean War?
Was interesting to get a bit of the Australians side of the Korean War. Enjoyed listening to it.
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Opinionated, badly performed especially when it comes to American accents and full of colloquialisms. To fill the book out, history from past to Iraq in the early 21st Century are used to create context. This book is a mess as was the war but this book should not be rated as history.
The narrator needed to spend some time learning how to pronounce Chinese names, otherwise interesting subject