May 012014

Korean WarThe Korean War lasted from 1950 to 1953. Although the war commenced when the People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) invaded the Republic of Korea (South Korea), the conflict drew in other countries. The recently formed United Nations supported the south while the Soviet Union and China backed the north, although the majority of the fighting was performed by the Chinese and the Americans.

  • the war movie buff

    Excellent! Thanks. I actually learned a few things although I have read fairly extensively on the subject. Apparently not enough on the politics. I just taught the war last week.

    • historyonfilm

      Thanks, glad you liked it. The timelines are a fair bit of work, mainly because I have to shrink down the information. The recent opening up of Chinese archives produced some great books on the Chinese side of the war, that forced me to re-examine my own view of the war.

  • E.

    I agree, great work! Very useful.

    • historyonfilm

      Thanks a lot, I appreciate it. There are more to come.