While current events have focused the public's attention on Korea once again, many veterans of the conflict that occurred there half a century ago worry that their time spent fighting in the "Forgotte
While current events have focused the public's attention on Korea once again, many veterans of the conflict that occurred there half a century ago worry that their time spent fighting in the "Forgotten War" will not be remembered or understood unless their story is told. Award-winning nonfiction author Linda Granfield has collected the personal accounts of 32 men and women who served with the Canadian and U.S. forces in Korea during the years 1950-53 and has described the main events of the war.
The veterans in this book represent different branches and aspects of the military, including medical, supplies, infantry, and naval. Their moving, sometimes graphic, recollections are illustrated with their own photographs. As commemorative ceremonies this year mark the 50th anniversary of the end of the Korean War, attempting to understand the human face of war is more important than ever.
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"With each of the affecting, first-person accounts, [Linda Granfield] provides brief introductory notes as well as snapshots of the veterans and photos of the war and Korean civilians...The voices ring true, and as well as being of interest to veterans' families, the accounts may stimulate curriculum research in what veteran Russell Freedman's foreword calls the "Forgotten War."
"For war buffs, history aficionados and students of American history I Remember Korea is an excellent resource which looks at the many ways war affects people. Unlike many non-fiction accounts of war, I Remember Korea investigates the human side of war and its lasting effects on both sides and those they left at home."
"This book brings much of the feel of the Korean War to the reader. . . This is a good source of information about that war more than 50 years ago."
— The Trident (Halifax)
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Nominated for the 2005-2006 Stellar Award
Red Maple Book Award nominee 2005
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is the author of 20 nonfiction titles including Where Poppies Grow which was awarded the Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada Information Book Award and In Flanders Fields. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.