Tag Archives: China

General MacArthur, where are you?…

History may not repeat itself, as Mark Twain famously noted, but sometimes it rhymes. Nervous eyes are now on China and North Korea. And this is where the rhyming comes in. We’ve been here before: Almost seven decades ago, the … Continue reading

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Nukes in Asia

The first and only (so far) use of “atomic” weapons in history was against the Japanese. But we’ll never know how close we came to seeing a second atomic attack, only five years later, also in Asia. In Korea. The … Continue reading

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The Korean War Goes to the Oscars

The Oscars are almost here.  South Korea’s submission as best foreign film is The Front Line … For heart-pounding combat, it’s tough to beat. It’s sort of a Private Ryan Goes to the Korean War. The Front Line is a version of the … Continue reading

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Kapyong: the Battlefield 60 years later

Kapyong is not like Gettysburg or Waterloo or the Plains of Abraham; carefully marked with tidy monuments, neat paths, helpful signposts, manicured roads and a gift shop. Unless you are an historian .. or a veteran … a visitor to … Continue reading

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Triumph at Kapyong … Canada’s Pivotal Battle in Korea

I have just written a book on Canada in the Korean War. Its called Triumph at Kapyong about the first battle by Canada’s first troops sent into the conflict.  In April 1951, seven hundred Canadian infantrymen, outgunned and vastly outnumbered, amateur soldiers and … Continue reading

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