This brief high level overview of the Korean War appears to have been
written as a text for British schools. Britain's role in the political
machinations is overemphasized and on the few occasions where Lowe's
perspective comes down to the level of the front line it is British troops
that feature. It's also notable that a bibliography with over a hundred
items doesn't include a single source in a language other than English.
Its limitations notwithstanding, Lowe's pamphlet makes a decent 120 page
outline. Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be a really good general
history of the Korean War: the alternatives seem to be US-centric or
narrowly focused on military events.
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