Striking Back

Striking Back

Combat in Korea, March-April 1951

Battles and Campaigns

Edited by William T. Bowers

Published by: The University Press of Kentucky

Imprint: The University Press of Kentucky

504 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.00 in, 84 illustrations

  • Hardcover
  • 9780813125640
  • Published: January 2010

$40.00 SR


Striking Back: Combat in Korea, March-April 1951 is the second book in a three-volume series about the Korean War, examining the fighting that occurred during the late winter and early spring of the war's first year. By the beginning of March, UN forces shifted strategic focus from defense to offense. In April, the combination of stabilized fronts and the enemy's failed attacks made conditions ideal for launching combat offensives. The brutal nature and strategic significance of these campaigns is described in the book, which includes analysis of their profound influence on the remainder of the war. William T. Bowers provides detailed battle narratives based on eyewitness accounts recorded by Army historians within days of the operations. Through his use of personal accounts, official records, war diaries, and combat reports, Bowers sheds new light on the conflict in Korea, making this volume a must-read for military historians.