This game-changing war still resonates today with the U.S. troops presence in South Korea and the nascent nuclear threat fron the North. This collection of documentary footage chronicles the roots of the conflict as it blo... more »ssomed into a protracted war that took a heavy toll in American blood and treasure. The immediacy of combat and major conflicts are brought vividly to life capturing the impact of this war on a generation and an entire region.Program List:American Army Combat Team in KoreaArmed Forces Assistance to KoreaThe Army ChaplainsArmy Medical CorpsArmy Transport CorpsAtrocities in KoreaThe Big Picture - 2nd Infantry Division in KoreaThe Big Picture - 7th Infantry Division in KoreaThe Big Picture - Chinese Reds Enter the WarThe Big Picture - Korean Cease-Fire Talks BeginThe Big Picture - Korean Wind UpThe Big Picture - The Reds Launch Their Expected Spring OffensiveThe Big Picture - The Third Korean WinterThe Big Picture - Turning the TideThe Big Picture - UN Line is Stabilized While Truce Talks BeginChristmas in Korea, 1953Civil Assistance, KoreaCombat Bulletin - Korean UN OffensiveCombat Bulletin - United Nations Consolidate Below the 38th ParallelCombat Bulletin - United Nations Forces CounterattackCombat Bulletin - United Nations Forces Cross the 38th ParallelCombat Bulletin - United Nations Forces Escape the Chinese TrapCombat Bulletin - United Nations Forces Move NorthCombat Bulletin - United Nations Offensive ContinuesA Day in KoreaFirepower - ArtilleryThe First Forty Days in KoreaA Motion Picture History of the Korean WarRanger ReadyRebirth of SeoulThe Republic of Korea SoldierThis is Korea!Truth is Our Defense« less
More propaganda and newsreel footage than serious documentar
Kenneth M. Pizzi | San Mateo, CA United States | 05/09/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The Korean War has been terribly under-represented in both print and documentary. The late David Halberstam's work, "The Coldest Winter," should hopefully rekindle some interest in it. This war certainly deserves better than this documentary. As typical of Timeless Media, this is really a series of newsreels of with a heavy dose of propaganda (decisively anti-Communist as a sign of the McCarthy era) trying to pass itself off as a "documentary" to the unsuspecting buyer. While slightly better than "The Great War: WWI" another disappointing production of Timeless Media, it is, by no means, definitive.
Those seeking a more comprehensive examination of the Korean conflict would be better served by other series available elsewhere like, for instance, "The History Channel." Buyer Beware...$9.99 is too much to pay for this set; I purchased mine at Ross-Dress for Less for only $4.99."
Korea - Universal News Reels
C. White | Tennessee | 11/30/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is another great package at a great price made by timeless media. This one has all of the Universal newsreels in chronological order. This serves to present you with something nostalgic, but also to show the propaganda that the american public was shown. You only get half the story here from the standpoint of the us military censors. This does include some great footage, but mostly in rear areas. This is a must have for Korean war history, even though other sources are needed for an accurate representation."
D. K. Hansen | Riverton, Utah USA | 01/06/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Hsaving served during the Korean War, the DVDs brought back memories. Some of the merories I would just as soon forget. The coverage of the war was excellent. It provided information that was not normally known by those who served outside of Korean. The DVDs provided a good idea of the mountainous country our service men and to climb and the difficulties the mountains provided. It provided good coverage of both the ground and air operations and the value of each."
Not What I Thought It Was Going To Be
A. Moore | Chicago, IL USA | 09/15/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Primarily a series of old newsreels. Did not provide an accurate chronological depiction of the war."
KOREA: HOW IT ALL STARTED
Robert Egby | Chaumont, upstate New York. | 09/16/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I missed the real impact of the Korean War because I was working as a reporter in the Middle East. The DVD came up recently and I seized the opportunity to see the "forgotten" war, or in my case "missed" war. The DVD is based on consecutive newsreels which tell the story of how the war started, the allies who fought, the McArthur situation, and how the war ended, setting up a political situation that is with us today. A great DVD for students, the curious and veterans. Highly recommended."