Synopsis by Betsy Boyd
Part of the History's Turning Points II video series, which explores pivotal moments in world history, History's Turning Points II: Crisis in Korea details the repercussions of the communist invasion in the Far East. Determined to halt communist activity, General Douglas MacArthur aimed to wage atomic war on China. In the nick of time, President Harry Truman terminated MacArthur's position, along with the threat of World War III. In doing so, Truman also kicked off the difficult period known as the Cold War. The program features on-location dramatizations and rare historical footage.