History of War: The Final Crucible Vol. 2 : U. S. Marines in Korea 1953 by Lee Ballenger


The “Final Crucible” details the 1st Marine Division’s harrowing close-quarters battles during the final seven months of the Korean War, January to July 1953. The terrible five-day Battle of the Nevada Cities in March and the Marines’ bloody stand at Boulder City on the last day of the shooting war are just two of the engagements detailed here. Containing rare photographs and original maps, this volume follows “The Outpost War: U.S. Marines in Korea, Vol. 1: 1952”.

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