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Thoroughly enjoyed this book
Reviewed in the United States on February 10, 2017
Thoroughly enjoyed this book. I've read many, many books about WW2 but only a scant few on the Korean War (Coldest Winter, Last Stand of Fox Company). The men of the Korean War faced their own terrible hardships, overcame daunting odds, fought with old equipment - and yet persevered. This book - along with Coldest Winter and Last Stand of Fox Company - give a reader a true sense of the effort and sacrifice made by the Korean War vets. The Greatest Generation did not exist only in the years 1941-45.
One complaint - early in the book it refers to June 7, 1941 as the date of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Soon thereafter it refers to 5th Marine Division on Guadalcanal. Obviously the date of the attack on Pearl Harbor was Dec 7, not Jun 7. That is at best a terrible type - at worst a huge miss. The 5th Marine Division did not enter battle until Iwo Jima. I have to believe the author was referring to the 5th Marine Regiment at Guadalcanal. The rest of the book overshadowed these two obvious errors, but still made me wonder about the quality of the editing.