Chinese hordes and human waves: Korean War talk at the KCC

by Events Editor on 20 October, 2011 updated 12 August, 2017

in Event Notices | General book news | History Books | Memoirs

News of an upcoming book launch event at the KCC:

Chinese Hordes cover imageChinese Hordes and Human Waves:
A Personal Perspective of the Korean War 1950-1953

By Brigadier (Retd.) Brian Parritt CBE

Thursday 10 November 2011
6.30pm – 9.30pm (Pre-talk Drinks at 6pm)

Venue: Korean Cultural Centre UK, 1-3 Strand, Grand Buildings, London WC2N 5BW (Location)

Admission is free, but RSVP is strongly advised.
RSVP to press@koreanembassy.org.uk or call the Press Office on +44 (0)207 227 5500.

To mark the launch of Brigadier Brian Parritt’s new book, the Embassy of the Republic of Korea cordially invites you to his talk on his personal perspective of the Korean War.

With his long career as an intelligence officer and a British Korean War veteran, he will shed a light on a unique insight on this unfinished but forgotten war.

Brigadier Brian Parrtt served as a Gunner Officer in Korea 1952-53. He took part in the Third Battle of The Hook and as the Forward Observation Officer in a company level night attack by the 1st Kings Regiment where he waas wounded. He studied for three years at Hong Kong University and qualified as a First Class Interpreter in Chinese (Mandarin). He then transferred to the Intelligence Corps and held senior interlligence appointments in Libya, Cyprus, the Far East and Northern Ireland. His final tour to Northern Ireland was five years as the Director of the Intelligence Corps.

He is the author of four books on Maritime Terrorism; a four-volume account of British Military History in the Far East in the 19th Century and a History of British Military Intelligence from the Middle Ages to 1929.

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HJ October 28, 2011 at 10:18 am

Hi Philip,
Thank you for this. 🙂
Will I see you at the lecture?

Philip Gowman October 28, 2011 at 11:18 am

Hi HJ
A difficult choice – the talk is competing against two Korean films at the ICA. I think at the moment I’m more likely to go to the films. Sorry.
Philip

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