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Frozen Chosen : The 1st Marine Division and the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir (Hardcover) (Thomas
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The Battle of the Chosin Reservoir was at the same time one of the US military's greatest defeats and the US Marine Corps' finest hour. Based on unpublished first-hand accounts of the battle, this is a dramatic retelling of the desperate Battle of the Chosin Reservoir, where the heavily outnumbered US 1st Marine Division held off vastly superior Chinese forces before successfully withdrawing in good order.The Frozen Chosen is an account of the breakout from the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea by the First Marine Division following the intervention of Red China in the Korean War. Fought during the worst blizzard in a century it is considered by the United States Marine Corps to be "the Corps' Finest Hour."Based on first-person interviews from surviving veterans, who came to be known as the Frozen Chosen, this is the incredible story of heroism and bravery in the face of overwhelming odds as a handful of Marines fought desperately against wave after wave of Chinese forces. Sometimes forced into desperate hand to hand fighting, the fighting retreat from Chosin marked one of the darkest moments for Western forces in Korea, but would go on to resonate with generations of Marines as a symbol of the Marine Corps dogged determination, fighting skill and never-say-die attitude on the battlefield.