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Re: New Book - "The War in Korea 1950-1953" in Russian
Any statistics in the chapter, Suporvets, A. I.; "The War in the Skies of
>Subject: New Book - "The War in Korea 1950-1953" in Russian
>Date: Thu, 9 May 2002 21:18:56 EDT
>I just got a copy of this book in from East View Publications. It is fairly
>interesting, but I doubt I'll have time to translate it. For those of you
>speak and read Russian, it's a worthwhile one to pick up. Here is the table
>* * *
>"War in Korea 1950-1953: Views After 50 Years" (In Russian)
>Joint Product of the Oriental Institute of the Russian Academy of Science,
>the Institute of Military History, and the "1st of March" Regional Societal
>Organization; Based on the presentations at an International Conference
>in Moscow on 23 June 2000; General Editor o. Yu. Kuznetsov; Editors Yu. V.
>Vanin, G. I. Korotkov, Lee U Ho, Lee Heng Kin, An Sing Kwan; ROO "1st of
>March", Moscow 2001; 347 pp. with illustrations and maps; ISBN
>Table of Contents
>Lee Hen Kin; "The Unhealing Wound of the Korean"
>Zolotarev, V. A.; "Truth is Revealed in War: A Word to The Reader"
>Vanin, Yu. V.; Preface
>Reports from the Conference Participants
>Vanin, Yu. V.; "Some Questions of the Prehistory and Beginning of the
>Yang En Cho; "Armed Forces of South and North Korea at the Start of the
>Lee U Ho; "Politics of the Superpowers (USA, USSR, and PRC) In the Korean
>Korotkov, G. I.; "I. V. Stalin and the Korean War"
>Timorin, A. A.; "The Korean Peoples' Army in the War 1950-1953 and Postwar
>(History and Improvement)"
>Suporvets, A. I.; "The War in the Skies of Korea"
>Popov, I. M.; "As to the Question of the Entry of China into the War in
>Zimonin, V. P.; "The Korean War: The Japanese Factor"
>Krivoruchko, A. R.; "The Military Partnership of the Soviet Union and The
>Korean Peoples Democratic Republic"
>Yu Ben Yong; "Great Britain, the USA and USSR on the Path to A Ceasefire in
>the Korean War (Secret Negotiations by the Powers)"
>Gryaznov, G. V.: "The KPDR: The Heavy Social-Economic Consequences of the
>Dorokhov, N. I.; "As to the Results and Lessons of the War in Korea"
>Savel'yev, R. V.; "Research by Soviet and Russian Academics on the Korean
>Lee U Ho; "Documentary Historical Chronicle of the Korean War (Instead of a
>Chubak, N. N.; "The Pendulum of War (Observations on Combat Operations on
>Volokova, A. A.; "The Historical Lessons of Panmunjon"
>Vashurina, Z. P.; "Battle for the Mind (Information Warfare During the War
>Morgachev, V. N.; "Myths and 'Blank Spots' (What is Not Known About the War
>Shardakov, V. S.; "The Nuclear Mushroom (Pyongyang Could Have Become a New
>Material from an interview with Admiral of the Fleet of the USSR V. M.
>Grishanov; "Strike from the Sea (Use of Naval Forces in the Korean War)"
>Material from an interview with Major General (Retired) I. V. Selivanov;
>"Bacteria as a Combat Weapon"
>Russian Archives Used in Research
>* * *
>Zolotarev is the head of the Military History Institute (IVI) and a pretty
>straight shooter, and his foreword does provide a word of caution in
>accepting the reports at face value. The Russians are all historians, but
>idea on the Koreans. I think from the comments in text they are mostly
>Southerns or expatriots and not Northerners. (Also note that the Russians
>really hammer Korean names in transliteration -- no idea how close they
>Some are pretty good -- the two Russians looking at the start indicate that
>you'd have to be a complete idiot to believe that the ROK started the war
>they knew the DRPK was twice as big and had offensive weapons which they
>not. Also most ROKA forces were not well positioned for an offensive and
>no logistics capability whatsoever. One figures the "cause" and "invasion
>the North" was caused by a company sized raiding party on the Onjin
>on 24-25 June. The raiders were stopped about 1-2 km inside the north, and
>then the DPRK turned its army loose to head south as a "counteroffensive".
>The section on bacteriological warfare is nearly completely useless, as the
>general swears the US dropped bacteriological weapons in special
>including rats infected with bubonic plague fleas. (Amazing that none were
>ever presented to a world court or for world opinion, as they did with the
>pieces of the U-2 in May 1960.)
>He glosses over the rampant presence of cholera, plague, malaria, typhus,
>typhoid, and every other kind of nasty disease in the north as "cover" for
>experiments. Nothing is given on DPRK sanitation, albeit some comments do
>cover USAF bombing of industrial areas and the impact it had on civil
>infrastructure. Pretty selective memory if you ask me...
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