In November 1950, United Nations forces in Korea narrowly escaped being overrun by Chinese Communist forces, due to the military expertise of General Oliver Prince Smith. Using the general's own notes and diaries, this book describes Smith's long and distinguished career, his command in Iceland in 1940, in the Pacific campaigns, and in Korea. The general's wartime dealings witrh military and political leaders is also discussed, paying tribute to a man called the gentle warrior.Shortly after the first attack by the Chinese, Almond promised Smith that he could concentrate the First Marine Division. He was also ... A modest ceremony was conducted at the evening mess at division headquarters. Smith cut the traditional cake after reading the prescribed paragraphs from the Marine Manual. Severalanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Gentle Warrior|
|Author||:||Clifton La Bree|
|Publisher||:||Kent State University Press - 2001-01|