June 25th, 2016

Korean War

While searching for ads for this day, not only is this the 'forgotten war' but it seems advertisers didn't work this war into advertising as they did WWII. Perhaps everyone was burned out after WWII? And/or the ad creators were WWII veterans and didn't want to promote war? Dunno. It's sort of interesting, and at the same time sad for those who served, that it seems to be have been forgotten across the board.


Pork Chop Hill

This is my first time embedding something from Youtube, so sorry if I messed anything up! :)

Veterans of the Korean War in general and of this battle in particular said this 1959 movie was very accurate in its depiction of fighting in Korea. My father said that to me when we watched this film years ago. He served in Company B, 32nd Infantry.

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The Bridges At Toko-Ri

This 1954 movie encapsulates the Korean War: William Holden's fighter pilot character is unhappy about being called up for Korea after serving in World War II. He'd been making headway in his civilian life like a lot of returned G.I.s and now was yanked back to fight in a war that wasn't exactly popular. What if his good luck was all used up in the last war? The prime real-life example was the Boston Red Sox' Ted Williams, who was called up for Korea after three years' service in World War II. Five prime years of his baseball career was lost to war.

Excellent jet fighter sequences and color photography with top-notch acting by Holden, Grace Kelly and Mickey Rooney.

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