Synopsis by Elizabeth Smith
Archival U.S. government footage re-creates the early days of the Korean War, with particular emphasis on the first 40 days. Clips of soldiers fighting on the front lines capture the dangers posed by major wars. The advance on the Manchurian border and the bloody retreat from the Chosin reservoir are also covered. The key events leading up to the historical 1953 Armistice Treaty make it clear how important negotiations are in times of war.