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Daniel McRoberts posts on 6/22/2012 5:29:24 PM
Brian Catchpole's book, 'THE KOREAN WAR: 1950-1953', should be retitled, 'HOW THE U.S. MARINE CORPS SINGLE-HANDEDLY WON THE KOREAN WAR'. Catchpole drank the proverbial Kool-Aid, swallowing the myth of 'THE ALMIGHTY, INVINCIBLE, DIVINELY-INSPIRED U.S. MARINE CORPS', and thereupon based most of his account of the Korean War. Therefore, his book is grossly inaccurate and openly slanderous toward the U.S. Army, whose sacrifice, blood and courage he dismisses with true cruelty. The heart of every American who lost a loved-one serving in the U.S. Army in the Korean War, will be broken, time and time again, by Catchpole’s cynical, deliberate misrepresentation of the facts, constant insults of the U.S. Army, from top to bottom, and shameless propagandization of the Marine Corps' role in the war. While Catchpole is an excellent writer who could have done a spectacular job with this project, his personal biases sabotaged this work, making it a complete waste of time to read, for anyone interested in historical truth.