History of the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea Published

The three-volume History of the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea, edited by the Chinese Academy of Military Sciences with the approval of the Central Military Commission, appeared on October 11. It provides a detailed record of the activities of the Chinese People's Volunteer Army on the Korean peninsula in the early 1950s, and can be regarded as a historical textbook to promote patriotism as well demonstrating the revolutionary and heroic mettle of the Chinese nation.

The work, containing 1.37 million words and 150 pictures, is a masterpiece of its kind surpassing all previous studies on the history of the Korean War. It covers the period from the foundation of the People's Republic of China to the eventual withdrawal of the Chinese volunteers from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, objectively depicting the origins of the Korean issue and the start of the Korean War, and fully reflects Chinese people's spirit of being fearless in the face of violence, opposing invasion and maintaining peace and justice.

The work analyzes and summarizes the basic characteristics, experiences and great significance of the conflict in terms of politics, military affairs, economics and diplomacy. For the first time, it systematically reveals the great spirit of the Chinese in their resistance to US aggression and their selfless assistance to Korea.

(PLA Daily 10/12/2000)