Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
This video is one of a six-part series that chronicles the history of war in the 20th century. This episode focuses its attention on the first "police action" of the Cold War. The open conflict between the forces of democracy and communism defined the war between North and South Korea. The impact of the so-called forgotten war reverberates through time down to the present day. The story is presented exclusively by archival newsreel footage. The rare footage is provided by Britain's Pathe News. The use of live newsreels and the absence of overlapping commentary gives the viewer a sense of immediacy, as do scenes from mobilization efforts, the front lines, and prison camps; General MacArthur's activities are also presented.
Cold-War, Korea, war