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Proud Legions: A Novel of America's Next War Paperback – Feb 9 1999


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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Presidio Press (Feb. 9 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0891416676
  • ISBN-13: 978-0891416678
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 15.5 x 2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 522 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,305,121 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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The basic scenario is a real one to be concerned about, and LTC Antal certainly understands the workings of an armor battalion. But for those wondering how a North Korean invasion might actually progress, I might suggest that this is not the book for you.
The North Koreans are keystone cops in this narrative. Their formations totally lack any intel about where the Americans are; their commando strikes early in the book have no visible effect on the war effort.
The result is that North Korean tanks blindly stumble into prepared American positions with predictable results. It's pretty much a dream scenario for a tank battalion commander. Believe it or not, there's actually *another* turkey shoot later in the book. Add in an improbable romantic sideshow, and you have pretty much a battalion commander's fantasy of the best that a war in Korea could possibly go.
The result is a remarkably complacent story by an author who is usually lucid and authorative.
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By A Customer on Dec 31 2003
Format: Paperback
If you want a military fiction book that is different then read this one. Most military fiction books are set in Europe or the Middle East, very few are set in Korea. COL Antal has woven a great story with interesting characters into an outstanding read. The story was not hard to follow and the ample graphics in the book helps the reader follow the battle action. I did not waste my money and neither will you if you buy this book.
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Proud Legions is an exciting story about a new war in Korea, as seen from the turret of an M1 Tank. Unlike the other Korean War epic "Red Phoenix," this new novel, Proud Legions, is focused mainly on the ground war. The characters are very real. During the battle scenes you can almost feel the tanks shake, hear the boom of the 120mm cannon, and smell the acrid stench of cordite and blood as the US/ROK forces attempt to prevent the encirclement of Seoul by the North Korean People's Army. A GREAT read.
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By A Customer on April 1 2001
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"Proud Legions" is probably the best war novel I have ever read, and it is defenitely the best book about tank warfare. This is a must read for everyone.
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By A Customer on April 1 2001
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"Proud Legions" is probably the best war novel I have ever read, and it is defenitely the best book about tank warfare. This is a must read for everyone.
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By A Customer on April 1 2001
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"Proud Legions" is probably the best war novel I have ever read, and it is defenitely the best book about tank warfare. This is a must read for everyone.
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By A Customer on April 1 2001
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"Proud Legions" is probably the best war novel I have ever read, and it is defenitely the best book about tank warfare. This is a must read for everyone.
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By A Customer on Nov. 12 2000
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Never really grabbed me. The North Koreans attack and are beaten off by the good guys.
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