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Memoirs of a Chinese Marshal

A Cultural Revolution "confession" by Marshal Peng Dehuai (1889-1974) covering his career from service in China's warlord armies to command of the Chinese People's Volunteers in Korea

The autographical note of Peng Dehuai Translated by Zheng Longpu. English text edited by Sara Grimes Published by the Foreign Language Press, Beijing China Printed in the People's Republic of China - 523 Pages This covers Chapter XIV The War to Resist U.S. Aggression and Aid Korea Pages 472 to 484 (Exact words used by Marshal Peng with no corrections or comments).

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I do, however find it humorous when he refers to the South Korean troops as Syngman Rhee's puppet troops and the North Korean Army as the "Korean People's Army." He also refers to the Chinese forces as "Chinese People's Volunteers." I personally think they were as much a "volunteer" as I was. For me it was the right thing to do and I am proud of what we accomplished but I might have passed on the whole thing if I had a choice. In China today, the Korean War is still known as:

"The War to Resist U.S. Aggression and Aid Korea."

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