(A Prisoner of Two Armies)
The amazing story of a South Korean student drafted by the press gangs of North Korea's 'Peoples Army' into their
'Peoples' "Volunteer Army". Deserting the North Koreans, he was taken captive by South Korea.
He then spent two years of living hell in a struggle to stay alive in POW cages dominated by North Korean and
Chinese communists. The red POWs revolt at Geoje-do (Koje) island and its inept handling is covered in detail.
His comments in reference to U.S. adherence of Geneva Convention Protocols give pause should the U.S. ever
again be involved in an Asiatic war.
There are lessons here to be learned by American soldiers and heeded by American military command.
Edited by Arthur Wilson, a Korean War Veteran
The exciting yet tragic story of a young South Korean student's struggle to survive the chaos of the North Korean invasion of
South Korea in June 1950 is told here in graphic detail Swept up by the press gangs of the North Korean Peoples Army, See He Oh
was drafted into the 'Mincheong', the political arm of the North Army
The Incheon Landing cut-off the North Korean army south of the Han River (Seoul) Se I lee was forced to flee Northward with his
communist captors, ironically only to be recaptured by South Korea's advancing army He was then held for two years as a
prisoner-of-war (POW) by his own government.This untold story explores in revealing detail what really happened
in the often cruel, brutal, murderously dangerous internal confines of the POW camp system where 37,000 South Koreans were held
among the 160,000 North Korean and Chinese prisoners being guarded by U S and South Korean military police.
All veterans, scholars and historians of the Korean War will find this to be a compelling contrast of humane treatment of POWs by the
American and South Korean forces, in contrast to the brutality and cruelty of the North Korean and Chinese prison camps where
inmates were starved, lectured and sometimes tortured It is an epic survival in POW camps where the inmate was in much greater
danger from his fellow prisoners than his captors.
It is a story worthy of being read, reread and passed on to others It gives me pleasure to recommend this fine book to all ex-POWs,
other veterans, historians and history buffs of the Korean War.
It is a saga of the indomitable human spirit
Donald E Barton
"I" Co 23d Infantry
POW 271:: months, May 1951-Sept 1953
PUBLISHED by ARTWORK PUBLICATIONS
240 Pages 6x9 Paperback 22 Photos ISBN 0-9653120-2-X
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