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Korea: The Forgotten War 1950-1953
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Korea is often called America's forgotten war, yet history tells us that almost 150,000 American servicemen were either killed or wounded during this "police action." In this collection of newsreels and U.S. Government footage, you will relive America's experiences in Korea from the earliest days of intervention in 1950 to the signing of the Armistice in 1953. Join us as we explore this brutal and bloody conflict in Korea - The Forgotten War.
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However, the footage is EXCELLENT. It was shot by very brave signal corps cameraman, some of whom died to bring this footage home. Right up there on the front lines, just about all the footage you'll ever see of korea comes from these examples. Many of those shots I've seen a half dozen times or more in different places, and one documentary on Youtube has them all but in COLOR with better sound!
Also, every show they interview at least one veteran, usually 2 and ask them about their experiences. It seems they were given strict orders about how to respond to most of these questions, and if you pay attention and know your history you can perceive them being slightly bullied by Capt. Zimmerman to give the "right spin" to events, but they sneak little hints through every so often, and one Infantry commander refuses to be manipulated to uses his 2 minutes in an awesome monologue in episode 3 or 4, where he pretty much tells the host to shove it!
2 episodes are independtly made documentaries, not The Big Picture, and the first is just as bad, the second is, while still propaganda for the US marines, has a few advantages. 1. its in color 2. the narrarator "in the voice of the soldier" is much more believable 3. the ammount of spin is down to reasonable levels and about issues any half patriotic and human person can sympathize with. Its called "This is Korea" on the 2nd disc
I highly reccomend this as a SUPPLEMENT to your Korean War education, otherwise the propagand WILL most likely severely taint your objective understanding of the war. Make sure youve read The Forgotten War and The Coldest Winter first to get a good idea of what actually happened with regards to things like winter clothing, ammunition stocks, equipment lost, etc... Or if you're a Korean War veteran, you already know, so watch, enjoy, and maybe youll see an old friend on the interview portion.
This should not be confused with another CD collection with a virtually identical title: "Korea: The Forgotten War 1950 - 1953", and subtitled "The true story of a brutal and bloody war." This I found to be a factual presentation of events, well organized and tastefully done - if war can be described in those terms. There are in excess of 25 titles on Amazon combining the words "Korea" and "forgotten" so buyer beware.