Official History of the Canadian Army in Korea: Strange Battleground
Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:14 am
The Official History of the Canadian Army in Korea: Strange Battleground was published in 1966 and is available as a PDF from: http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dhh-dhp ... egrd_e.pdf
This book deals with the part played by the Canadian Army during the United Nations intervention in the Korean war. In these hostilities, there was no declaration of war by Canada, or for that matter by any of the 15 other nations who answered the U.N. call for troops. This was “collective action to resist aggression”. Nevertheless, all the elements of war were present and to those who participated it was not the less war-like because it
was called something else. The force involved was small compared to the armies Canada sent abroad in the First and Second World Wars. As a result,
it has been possible to include both defence policy and military operations in one volume and greater space has been available both for an examination
of administrative problems and a closer look at the battlefield than was the case in previous volumes of the Army’s history. The aim of the present book remains the same: to inform the Canadian public, while providing an aid to military students.