Title: A Different Sort of War – Australians in Korea 1950-53
Author: Trembath, Richard
Edition: 1st Edition
Publisher: Australian Scholarly
Publication Date: 2005
Cover: Soft Cover without Dust Jacket – 266 pages
Comments: History of Australia’s Involvement in the Korean War 1950 – 1953.
The Korean War involved the death, injury or dislocation of millions.
It threatened to escalte into a nuclear conflict and a third world war and marked the first exercise of will by the United Nations.
Its political significance is clear, but as wars go if has struggled for prominence in our collective memory.
Rich Trembath explores the reasons why this is so and the motivation and experiences of those who served- of combat, friend an enemy, and a foreign and dangerous landscape.