The Resource We fight for peace : twenty-three American soldiers, prisoners of war, and "turncoats" in the Korean War, Brian D. McKnight, (electronic resource)

We fight for peace : twenty-three American soldiers, prisoners of war, and "turncoats" in the Korean War, Brian D. McKnight, (electronic resource)

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We fight for peace : twenty-three American soldiers, prisoners of war, and "turncoats" in the Korean War
Title
We fight for peace
Title remainder
twenty-three American soldiers, prisoners of war, and "turncoats" in the Korean War
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Brian D. McKnight
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Twenty-three American soldiers, prisoners of war, and "turncoats" in the Korean War
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eng
Summary
At midnight on January 24, 1954, the last step was taken in the armistice to end the war in Korea. That night, the neutral Indian guards who had overseen the prisoner of war repatriation process abandoned their posts, leaving their charges to make their own decisions. The vast majority of men allowed to choose a new nation were Chinese and North Koreans who elected the path of freedom. There were smaller groups hoping that the communist bloc would give them a better life; among these men were twenty-one American soldiers and prisoners of war. "We Fight for Peace" tells their story. During the four months prior to the armistice, news had spread throughout the United States and the world that a group of twenty-three Americans was refusing repatriation. In the interim, two of the twenty-three soldiers had escaped. Once back behind American lines, the first voluntary repatriate, Edward Dickenson, was given celebrity treatment with the hope that this positive experience would entice the others to return to the United States. Just one more American POW, Claude Batchelor, chose repatriation. In the United States, Dickenson, who was being treated at Walter Reed Medical Center, was placed under arrest and charged with a variety of collaboration related crimes. Weeks later, Batchelor was similarly arrested. Over the course of the coming months, Dickenson and Batchelor, against the backdrop of Joseph McCarthy's Army Hearings, were prosecuted, convicted, and imprisoned. In the ensuing years, Dickenson and Batchelor, both of whom had voluntarily returned to the United States, watched from their jail cells as most of the remaining twenty-one Americans trickled back home, protected by the dishonorable discharges they received. Exhaustively researched and meticulously documented, "We Fight for Peace" is the first comprehensive scholarly work on this controversial event in international history
Biography type
collective biography
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YDXCP
Dewey number
951.904/27
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
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index present
LC call number
DS921.2
LC item number
.M35 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
We fight for peace : twenty-three American soldiers, prisoners of war, and "turncoats" in the Korean War, Brian D. McKnight, (electronic resource)
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We fight for peace : twenty-three American soldiers, prisoners of war, and "turncoats" in the Korean War, Brian D. McKnight, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-322) and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Beginnings and backgrounds -- The short careers of soldiers -- Captivity and compromise -- Winning the hearts of soldiers -- Politicians and their careers -- The shocking refusal: July 27-October 20, 1953 -- The returns ... Ed Dickenson: October 20-December 31, 1953 -- Dickenson's reckoning -- Batchelor's reckoning -- Men jailed ... and walking free, 1954-1957 -- Outcasts in life and death since 1958 -- Lessons, learned and ignored
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1 online resource (x, 333 pages :)
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online
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9781612778648
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computer
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rdamedia.
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c
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illustration, map, portraits.
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remote
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C822334F-932A-41EB-B4F6-2DA70F7BD8E1

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