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Korea: The Unknown War; There Is No Substitute for Victory

02/15/1990

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Series
Korea: The Unknown War
Program
There Is No Substitute for Victory
Program Number

103

Series Description

Broadcast Nov. 12-14, 1990

This series spans the history of the Korean War with a look at its origins and legacies. The programs combine archival material with the testimony of key eyewitnesses and present new evidence regarding the controversial aspects of the war. The story of a "police action" that grew into a multinational war claiming 34,000 US casualties - in the first and only confrontation between forces of the United Nations and the Communist bloc. Episode titles: 101: Many Roads to War," 102: An Arrogant Display of Strength," 103: "There is No Substitute for Victory," 104: "An Entirely New War," 105: "The Battle for Minds," 106: "Armed Truce." Series release date: 11/12/1990

Program Description

On Sept. 15, 1950, a detachment of Marines stormed onto the island of Wolmi-do in the Korean harbor of Inchon. Their landing marked the execution of an audacious strategic gamble by General MacArthur, undertaken despite grave misgivings among the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Washington. Program follows the dramatic turnaround at Inchon and ends with the disastrous impact of the Communist Chinese intervention in November 1950.

Duration

00:66:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
War and Conflict
Global Affairs
Creators
Hoyt, Austin (Series Producer)
Citation
Chicago: “Korea: The Unknown War; There Is No Substitute for Victory,” 02/15/1990, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 11, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2D7979A5DFC24C549E6C3CBA4C40AD7F.
MLA: “Korea: The Unknown War; There Is No Substitute for Victory.” 02/15/1990. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 11, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2D7979A5DFC24C549E6C3CBA4C40AD7F>.
APA: Korea: The Unknown War; There Is No Substitute for Victory. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2D7979A5DFC24C549E6C3CBA4C40AD7F
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