Triumph at Kapyong: Canada’s Pivotal Battle in Korea

Triumph at Kapyong: Canada’s Pivotal Battle in Korea ➻ [Download] ➸ Triumph at Kapyong: Canada’s Pivotal Battle in Korea By Dan Bjarnason ➺ – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk April th, ,was a lonely, moon lit night in Korea On a godforsaken hill, a few hundred surrounded Canadian soldiers waited for the fight of their lives to begin Soon, Chinese communist troops in their April thwas Kapyong: Canada’s ePUB ¹ a lonely, moon lit night in Korea On a godforsaken hill, a few hundred surrounded Canadian soldiers waited for the fight of their lives to begin Soon, Chinese communist troops in Triumph at PDF/EPUB or their thousands, swarmed around them, plunging straight towards the Korean capital, Seoul These Canadians were all that blocked the wayThis is the story of the first battle by Canada s first soldiers in the at Kapyong: Canada’s ePUB ↠ Korean War the nd Battalion of Princess Patricia s Canadian Light Infantry These volunteers were straight from Central Casting truck drivers, construction workers, kids just out of high school, and bored farm boys Outnumbered and outgunned, this people s army of amateurs beat off some of the toughest troops on earthThis battle that s become a legend takes its name from a nearby peanut sized village KapyongIt s become a mythic Canadian story, except this is mythology that is true and real.


10 thoughts on “Triumph at Kapyong: Canada’s Pivotal Battle in Korea

  1. Jean-marcel Jean-marcel says:

    The book sets out to bring this forgotten warinto the public eye, and its aims are just Before I read this I had very little notion of the Korean war and especially of the involvement of Canadian soldiers in the conflict.However, the book s focus is very narrow, and the text often seems to lack coherent flow, being littlethan a collection of happenings, liberally peppered with quotes that essentially all say the same thing The editing here is also reprehensible and makes it diffi The book sets out to bring this forgotten warinto the public eye, and its aims are just Before I read this I had very little notion of the Korean war and especially of the involvement of Canadian soldiers in the conflict.However, the book s focus is very narrow, and the text often seems to lack coherent flow, being littlethan a collection of happenings, liberally peppered with quotes that essentially all say the same thing The editing here is also reprehensible and makes it difficult to take the text with any degree of seriousness Spelling, grammar and typography mistakes are everywhere, and it s a little disgraceful to see so little care went into something that claims to do justice to these brave soldiers There s also some questionable content the book seems to venerate one Colonel Stone until the very last moment, where a poorly photocopied letter from a retired captain is inserted which suddenly hits him with a charge of antisemitism It s not that I believe it isn t warranted to mention such a charge, but the fact that the author saw fit to include this single, damning bit of testimony in its full and barely readable form rather than simply mention in passing that one colleague in the radio room later brought an accusation of antisemitism against the Colonel, seems to point further toward the pausity of materials available and also the questionable editing decisions that went into putting this little book together Not really recommended


  2. Gordon Jones Gordon Jones says:

    I admit that I don t know much about Korean war which was fought from June 1950 to July 1953, or Canada s role in it This why Triumph at Kapyong interested me so much.The book is well written and focuses on many on the main Canadian personalities who participated in the battle It follows the Princess Pats unit from it s miserable voyage across the Pacific from Canada, then across the hills, mountains and valleys as they headed towards the North Korean Border.Author Dan Bjarnason does an exce I admit that I don t know much about Korean war which was fought from June 1950 to July 1953, or Canada s role in it This why Triumph at Kapyong interested me so much.The book is well written and focuses on many on the main Canadian personalities who participated in the battle It follows the Princess Pats unit from it s miserable voyage across the Pacific from Canada, then across the hills, mountains and valleys as they headed towards the North Korean Border.Author Dan Bjarnason does an excellent job of putting the reader into the middle of the major battle He also does a great job of explaining why many Canadians are unaware of our participation on the Korean war As it was a police action and not a declared war, many Canadians ignored what was going on over there, while it was even happening.Bjarnson finishes up with a chapter on who won battle medals,and an excellent account of one man who didn t and the prejudiced reason behind it.Kapyong is such a heroic Canadian victory, a story of hundreds standing off thousands, and this is an excellent account of the battle


  3. Robert Mackay Robert Mackay says:

    I highly recommend Triumph at Kapyong to readers who are interested in learning about Canada s most dramatic battle in the Korean War The protagonists are the young men who volunteered for the Special Force, and in particular those in the 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia s Canadian Light Infantry Long known as Canada s forgotten war , the Korean conflict was supposedly a UN sponsored peacekeeping mission except that by the time the Patricias arrived, the Red Chinese had overrun the forward I highly recommend Triumph at Kapyong to readers who are interested in learning about Canada s most dramatic battle in the Korean War The protagonists are the young men who volunteered for the Special Force, and in particular those in the 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia s Canadian Light Infantry Long known as Canada s forgotten war , the Korean conflict was supposedly a UN sponsored peacekeeping mission except that by the time the Patricias arrived, the Red Chinese had overrun the forward American and South Korean lines, and the Canadians were in for the fight of their lives Largely ignored at home, 2PPCLI to give them their army acronym received a United States Presidential Unit Citation the only Canadian force ever to be so honoured


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