The Gentle Warrior

The Gentle Warrior

General Oliver Prince Smith, USMC

eBook - 2001
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"Using the general's own notes and diaries, Clifton La Bree describes Smith's long and distinguished career, his command in Iceland in 1940, in the Pacific campaigns, and in Korea. La Bree also acknowledges the key role the army's 31st Regimental Combat Team played in conducting a successful withdrawal from the Chosin reservoir and discusses Smith's wartime dealings with military and political leaders. Those who knew Smith remembered his calm confidence and consummate professionalism." "The Gentle Warrior will appeal to all veterans and to military historians and students of the "Forgotten War." This gentle warrior at last receives the attention he deserves."--BOOK JACKET.
"In November 1950, United Nations forces in Korea were stopped in their advance toward the Yalu River by Chinese Communist forces and were in danger of being overrun. Vastly outnumbered by the enemy, the First Marine Division was cut off from its base at Wonson. There were seventy miles to safety, and the worst was feared." "General Oliver Prince Smith, commander of the First Marine Division, is credited with bringing the division and attached army units to safety, leaving no wounded behind and, in the process, destroying the effectiveness of several Chinese units. His brilliant performance during this military crisis was the crowning achievement of a lifetime dedicated to the service of his country.".
Publisher: Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, [2001], ©2001
ISBN: 9781612772707
9780873386869
Branch Call Number: 359.9 La
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xviii, 268 pages) : illustrations, maps
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)

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