General Paik Sun Yup-"From Pusan To Panmunjom"-1992-Brassey's Inc-6" X 9 1/2"-268 pages-Hardcover Book-With Jacket-With Photos-Signed By Author.General Paik Sun-yup (born November 23, 1920) is a Korean military officer of Manchukuo and the Republic of Korea. He is known for his service during the Korean War and the first 4-star general in the history of ROK Armed Forces. His brother, Paik In-Yeop, also served in the Republic of Korea Army during the Korean War, commanding the 17th Independent Regiment at the Battle of Ongjin Peninsula and again in the Inchon Landings.
He was born in Kangsŏ-gun, South P'yŏngan (currently the city of Nampo) in 1920. His family soon moved to Pyongyang and he graduated from Pyongyang Normal School in 1939. Instead of getting into teaching, he entered Mukden Military Academy of Manchukuo. After graduation, he became an officer of the Manchukuo Imperial Army, and served in Gando Special Force. He engaged in subduing communist guerrillas in Jiandao (eastern Manchuria). He joined the Japanese campaign on northern China for ten months from 1944 to 1945.
After the end of World War II he returned to Pyongyang but in December 1945 fled south since rising communists threatened his safety. In South Korea, he was commissioned a First Lieutenant in the Constabulary, the predecessor of the ROK Army. He was committed to build the army, crush communist guerrillas, and purge the army of leftists.
When the Korean War was broke out on June 25, 1950, he was assigned to defend Seoul as the 1st Infantry Division's commanding officer. He finally retreated to South Gyeongsang but made an important contribution to the defense of the Pusan Perimeter, especially to the victory at the village of Dabudong.The book has been autographed on the title page by General Paik Sun Yup.............BOTH BOOK AND AUTOGRAPH ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION......