70 Miles of Cold, Hard Road

Butler, Glen G.
December 2010
Naval History;Dec2010, Vol. 24 Issue 6, p16
The article discusses the U.S. 1st Marine Division and the Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War. The invasion of South Korea by the North Korean People's Army (NKPA) in June 1950 is described, including the field strategy of U.S. General Douglas MacArthur. The 70-mile march of the 1st Division through the Chosin Reservoir is described, particularly how they fought with the Chinese Army as they traveled. Other topics include Marine Major General Oliver P. Smith and Army Major General Edward M. Almond.


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